10/28/2018 – Fall Arrived in South Florida

Step outside this morning and you will feel a change in the air. After a high yesterday of 90F we are at 63F as of 7am. Almost all areas of south Florida are in the 60s as we start this Saturday.

Today will be a “Chamber of Commerce” day with a few clouds and a high of 80F. Hourly temps through the next 30 hours will look like this.

So after another night in the 60s we will return to our lows in the 70s for the next week or so. No significant weather is expected this week including what should be a pleasant Halloween evening with barely a chance of rain and moderate temps. Next chance of rain will be on Thursday and going into the weekend. NWS forecasted highs and lows are not bad at all.

Certainly, get out and enjoy our Fall weather today. Here are a couple picture from Pompano Beach from this morning.

Enjoy your day!

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10/20/2018 – Pleasant Saturday Ahead, Fall Weather Ahead (Florida Style)

A mostly clear morning so far with a temp of 76F and a dew point of 73F so there are patches of wet grass out there. A slightly above temp day ahead with a high of 89F. We could see a quick shower today but most areas should be dry.

Fall is on its way, that is where we will have slightly cooler temps in the morning but our days will remain warm. A cold front will almost clear the area tomorrow evening stalling just south of the area.

A shower or two could be seen with this front as it stalls and then moves back north triggering a better chance of showers later in the week. Then as we go into the later part of next weekend a front should clear the area giving us our first full shot of cooler air.

Lows in the 60s could be seen late next weekend. In the meantime we will look for lower dew points this coming Tuesday morning as the Euro is showing 62F.

Enjoy the day and certainly get out and enjoy all the Pumpkin festivities going on.

9/30/2018 – Chance of Showers, a Bit Breezy

Starting off this last day of September at 82F with a dew point of 73F with a nice easterly breeze of 13mph. Today, like yesterday, some clouds and sun with a high of 90F. We will see a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and into the evening, with the morning and early afternoon mostly rain free. An area of low pressure over the Bahamas could trigger the rain activity as it slides towards the west but we are not expecting anything severe, with our main weather threat being lightning and rip currents at the beaches.

We will continue to have a chance of showers and thunderstorms into next week as our temps remain somewhat constant, maybe a degree or two lower for the overnight lows.

In the tropics advisories are being issued on tropical storm Leslie in the mid-Atlantic with no other tropical development expected over the next five days.

A beautiful mourning at Pompano Beach earlier but there was a lot of seaweed which has been an issue for a couple months now which really has not subsided. Here you can see layers of it along the coastline for as far as you can see. Enjoy your day!

9/16/2018 – Very Slight Chance of a Shower, Warm

It is Sunday morning and 81F in Pompano with a dew point of 77F. Due to Florence we will have a much below normal chance of rain or showers today (as we did yesterday) with any activity primarily being inland. Latest satellite image showed the lack of action near our area.

High today will be 91F with some clouds. As we go through the next few days there will be about normal chances of rain but then turning more likely as we get into the end of the week and into next weekend, Rainfall amounts forecasted over the next five days should be under one-half inch.

Temps will be about normal for the mid/late part of September.

Use today as a good reason to get outside and enjoy some of our Pompano site. Here is the morning view from Pompano Beach.

9/9/2018 – Much Like Saturday, Scattered Showers

Good morning, starting off at 78F this morning ahead of another day with scattered showers and thunderstorms in our area. Not all saw rain yesterday and expect the same today. High temps today will be like yesterday, high 89F. Official NWS forecast for highs and rainfall for today.

Florence…now that recon flights have sampled the storm and the area around it along with additional upper air observation from the SE US NWS offices we in south Florida can breath easier as Florence should stay well north of us and the effects we will have from Wednesday and into the weekend will be rough surf and above normal high tides. Below is the latest NHC forecast and early morning models showing very good consensus of a path towards the North Carolina coast.

Last item this morning is a picture I took yesterday from Boca of a SLC (scary looking cloud). There was no rotation to the cloud so it was not a funnel cloud but would be more of a scud cloud. So not severe but not something you see everyday.

Enjoy your day!

9/8/2018 – Some Rain and Sun Today, Watching Florence

With some clouds around we are starting this Saturday off at 76F with near calm winds. We have an upper level low over us which will aid in bringing some showers and thunderstorms to the area today. Latest predictive radar shows not all will get rain but some heavier activity will be around.

Highs today will be 89F with the times of sunshine we will see along with our showers.

Tropical Storm Florence is one of the systems we are watching. Though most outlets are advertising a mid-Atlantic coast event it is still a bit early to completely rule us out. We need to continue to watch Florence for any changes. Though latest models runs are encouraging to south Florida.

Along with Florence there is also Tropical Storm Helen and Tropical Depression 9. The later two are too far out to make any call on at this time, but we will continue to watch.

Further updates on Florence will be posted to Twitter over the weekend and I will have an update tomorrow morning at the latest.

Enjoy your day!

9/3/2018 – Labor Day Rain and Storms

Not the nicest of days out there this morning and what will become Tropical Storm Gordon moves south of the state today. Plenty of moisture over the area with occasional thunderstorms. Current radar looks like this:

Main weather threats will be localized flooding which has lead to a Flood Watch being issued for the area through tonight. Strong wind gusts of up to 50mph and the possibility of a tornado also exists. There will also be a high risk of rip currents at the beaches today.

Rainfall amounts through tomorrow will be in the 1-3 inch range with isolated area above four inches possible.

This afternoon will be the peak of the intensity for us and we can see the mid-afternoon predictive radar being quite active.

The soon to be names storm does not hang around very long with very good model consensus that it will be well west of us by tomorrow morning. Regardless of the system name and number, rainfall could be quite heavy at times.

Rain chances will remain all week but today will be our highest daily totals.

Use caution if gong out today and certainly stay out of the ocean with the rough surf. Be safe and enjoy your day.