South Florida will see mostly sunny and pleasant conditions on Wednesday. After a cool start, the day features plenty of sun and a few clouds at times. We’ll still see an elevated risk of dangerous rip currents at the Atlantic beaches. Highs on Wednesday will be in the low 80s right at the east coast and the mid 80s elsewhere.
Friday will feature good sun, some clouds, and maybe a stray shower. Friday’s highs will be in the mid 80s.
Look for more showers on Saturday, along with a mix of sun and clouds. Saturday’s highs will be in the mid 80s.
Look for clouds, some sun, showers, and maybe a storm on Sunday as a front stalls out near us. Highs on Sunday will be in the mid to upper 80s.
It may be April, but it’s not too early to think about the 2018 hurricane season. As we get ready, so does the National Hurricane Center. The NHC updates its products before the start of the season, based on the latest technology and improvements in forecast skill. This year, you’ll notice that the “cone” is a bit skinnier, based on forecasters’ greater level of confidence in where a hurricane or tropical storm is likely to be during a 5-day period. That will help emergency managers in deciding where and when evacuations need to be ordered. But remember, the center of a hurricane or tropical storm will fall OUTSIDE the cone about a third of the time. So updated graphics and better 3 to 5 day forecasts are a good thing — but they don’t mean that you should put off making and updating your own hurricane plan.