Home Weather Hot With an Ocean Breeze, Watching The Tropics

Hot With an Ocean Breeze, Watching The Tropics

  Tuesday features good sun, clouds at times, and a few showers and storms, especially along the Gulf coast and in the interior.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the low 90s, with humidity levels at Gulf coast and interior locations making it feel 10 degrees hotter.

Wednesday will bring additional showers and storms, a mix of sun and clouds, and breezy conditions in the east coast metro area.  Wednesday’s highs will be near 90 degrees in the east coast metro area and the low 90s elsewhere.

Thursday will feature plenty of clouds, breezy conditions, and periods of showers and storms as we feel the influence of a tropical wave.  Thursday’s highs will be in the upper 80s in the east coast metro area and the low 90s in western parts of South Florida.

Clouds, showers, and storms will hang around on Friday.  Friday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Look for clouds, showers, and storms again on Saturday.  Highs on Saturday will be near 90 degrees.

In the tropics, Tropical Storm Gabrielle will transition to an extratropical system on Tuesday, before dissipating near the British Isles in a couple of days.  We’re also watching 3 tropical waves.

First, the wave now north of Puerto Rico has a low chance of developing into a depression as it moves into the Bahamas and then over Florida and into the Gulf of Mexico. That one will affect our weather later in the week.  A second wave has been making its way from the African coast for the past several days.  It is now entering the central Atlantic and still has a low chance of developing during the next several days.  And a wave just emerging off the African coast has a low chance of reaching depression status during the next 5 days.

.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Sept. 10, 2019

Donna Thomas has studied hurricanes for two decades. She holds a PhD in history when her experience with Hurricane Andrew ultimately led her to earn a degree in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University. Donna spent 15 years at WFOR-TV (CBS4 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale), where she worked as a weather producer with hurricane experts Bryan Norcross and David Bernard. She also produced hurricane specials and weather-related features and news coverage, as well as serving as pool TV producer at the National Hurricane Center during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Donna also served as a researcher on NOAA's Atlantic Hurricane Database Reanalysis Project. Donna specializes in Florida's hurricane history.