South Florida will be hot, drier on Tuesday as the nation reacts to the flooding disaster in Houston. Here at home, we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds with just a few showers and storms, especially inland. The heat is also back, with Tuesday’s highs ranging from the low to mid 90s.
Wednesday will bring more of the same — good sun, some clouds, and maybe a stray shower or storm. Wednesday’s highs will again range from the low 90s at the coast to the mid 90s inland, especially in Miami-Dade county.
Look for sun and clouds on Thursday, along with a shower or storm in spots. Highs on Thursday will be mostly in the low 90s, with higher readings in the western suburbs.
More moisture will return on Friday, so look for a few early coastal showers and some afternoon storms forming along the sea breeze. Friday’s highs will be in the low 90s.
Saturday’s forecast includes a few early showers, sun and clouds, and spotty afternoon storms. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.
The flooding disaster in Houston continues as Tropical Storm Harvey strengthens slightly over the Gulf. At 5 am Tuesday, Harvey was located near 28.1 North, 94.8 West, and was moving east at 3 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 45 miles per hour, but the threat is still heavy rain. The Houston area could see another foot of rain on top of historic levels that have fallen since Saturday. Flooding rains will also spread into Louisiana before Harvey finally moves well inland and weakens into a remnant low late in the week. The full scope of this disaster — as terrible as it looks today — won’t be known for some time to come.
Elsewhere, Potential Tropical Cyclone # 10 is near the Carolina coast. At 5 am Tuesday, the system was located near 33.5 North, 78.5 West, and was moving northeast at 12 miles per hour. Top winds were 40 miles per hour, but the system did not yet have a closed center of circulation early Tuesday. The system will bring tropical storm force gusts, heavy rain, and high surf to the North and South Carolina coast before moving out to sea in a day or so.
Finally, we’re watching a wave that’s a few hundred miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. This wave has a high chance of developing into a depression during the next 5 days as it moves generally westward.