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!

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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.

8/26/2018 – Sunday with Some Sun and Some Showers

Waking up this morning to 85F with a few point of 75F with our easterly flow off the ocean continuing. Radar at this time only shows a few isolated showers mostly over the Atlantic waters.

As we go into the afternoon we will see some showers and thunderstorms develop near the coast and move inland. Latest HRRR shows the timing in the noon to 2pm time frame. Not all will get wet.

After the activity moves inland we will still run a chance of rain but not as likely as the early afternoon period and most of the showers will subside by sunset for the east coast region.

Highs today will be a touch warmer than yesterday at 89F with more sunshine today. In fact we will be somewhat consistent with our highs and lows over the next few days as the easterly flow continues.

For the week ahead rain can happen most anytime but the main focus will be that late morning and early afternoon period. Into next weekend models depict a tropical wave affecting the area for the Labor Day weekend. Models do not develop it at this time before us and the GFS is dryer while the Euro is more wet. Win concern would be heavier rainfall for south Florida. This is a week out and will be watched but nothing to worry about at this time. This is the Euro for Saturday showing ample moisture over the area (dark orange).

Enjoy your day!

8/18/2018 – A Touch Cooler, Chance of Rain, No Tropical Concerns at this Time

Good Morning as we start off with a couple very light, quick showers in the area. Models are hinting at our high today of sub-90F and I will agree that 89F May. It be refreshing but not the 91-92F we have seen recently. Latest highs from the HRRR for Florida.

Showers will of course be around from coast to coast but the focus this weekend will be on the west coast. Some cooling in the mid-levels of the atmosphere will enhance lightning potential so when you hear thunder be ready to take cover. Forecasted precipitation amounts for the weekend.

Besides lightning, there is a moderate risk of rip currents so please be careful and swim at guarded beaches.

Tropics are quiet at the moment, the last advisory was issued on Tropical Storm Ernesto this morning and the area of disturbed weather between Africa and the Leeward Islands has lost much of its activity.

Enjoy the day!