South Florida will be steamy Friday as our typical September weather pattern continues. Look for a stray morning shower along the east coast and in the Keys, followed by sun and clouds, highs near 90 degrees (but on the sticky side), and a few mostly inland afternoon storms.
We’ll see a few early east coast showers on Monday, sun and clouds, highs around the 90 degree mark, and a few passing afternoon storms, mostly in the interior.
Tuesday will bring a few early showers, periods of sun, highs around 90 degrees, and scattered storms in the western suburbs of Miami-Dade and Broward, the interior, and the Naples and Marco Island areas.
In the tropics, Julia is back to tropical storm status and is hovering well off the Carolina coast. At 5 am Friday, Tropical Storm Julia was located near 31.1. North, 76.4 West, and was moving southeast at 5 miles per hour. Julia’s maximum sustained winds were 40 miles per hour. It will wander off the coast and eventually dissipate.
In the far Atlantic, Tropical Storm Karl is moving west at 13 miles per hour. At 5 am Friday, Karl was located near 18.3 North, 33.4 West, and had top winds estimated at 45 miles per hour. We’ll watch it as it approaches the central Atlantic.
Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Ian is racing northeast at 48 miles per hour and is transitioning to post-tropical cyclone status. The area of showers in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico has a low chance of developing as it moves toward the Texas coast over the next several days. And finally, a wave emerging off the coast of Africa has a medium chance of becoming a depression over the next 5 days. It is expected to remain in the central Atlantic.