We are coming off our lows from the morning, currently 57° in Pompano as well as the rest of the airports in the area.
Yesterday we did get up to 70° and expecting to get a few degrees above that today with mostly clear skies and no rain. As mentioned yesterday we will se a gradual increase in temps over the next several days with minimal chance of rain through Wednesday. Thursday we may have a front approach the area that will bring rain back into the area. Forecasted temps over the next weeks look like this.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day look like perfect south Florida weather with highs both days in the 70s and just a touch coolness in the evening.
With weather like this please get out and enjoy it.
After a a storm Thursday and a windy Friday our weather will be calming down today through Christmas. Currently 55° across most of the reporting sites, so have a jacket ready this morning.
Today’ s headline is the cooler weather where we will struggle to get into the upper 60s, high today will be 67°F. Latest HRRR shows a rather cool Saturday across all of Florida.
No rain today as we have much drier air over us now and will not see any measurable rain through Christmas.
This will be our coolest day for the next week as we gradually warm up over the next five to seven days.
Enjoy your day!
The cold front mentioned yesterday will progress across the state today brining a chance of severe storms this afternoon to the area. Weather hazards today are:
HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ATLANTIC BEACHES…
…ISOLATED STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE TODAY…
…ISOLATED WEAK TORNADOES POSSIBLE TODAY…
Current severe threat categories for Florida
Current satellites image shows the front clearly over northern Florida
Looking at the latest HRRR you can see the cold front move through as we progress through the day.
Showers are possible anytime today but the focus and the more likely time for any of the strong to severe storms will be between 4pm and 7pm in the SE Florida area.
Rainfall amounts are not likely to be high with most areas not exceeding .15 inches around Pompano.
Will be cooler tonight but our coldest morning will be Tuesday and Wednesday so have the jacket ready. NWS highs and lows for the next week:
There was several reports of funnel clouds and a waterspout from today, December 8, 2018. I was lucky enough to get a couple pictures of the funnel cloud east of Boca Raton at 1033am. NWS Miami issue a Special Marine Warning and a Special Weather Statement for the funnel cloud / waterspout from about 115pm.
Here are the Local Storm Reports for today’s activity:
0115 PM WATER SPOUT 2 SSE LIGHTHOUSE POINT 26.26N 80.08W
12/08/2018 AMZ651 FL STORM CHASER
LIFEGUARD AND TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTED NEARSHORE
WATERSPOUT LASTED BRIEFLY AT HILLSBORO LIGHTHOUSE.
0120 PM WATER SPOUT 2 ENE LIGHTHOUSE POINT 26.29N 80.05W
12/08/2018 AMZ651 FL TRAINED SPOTTER
TRAINED SPOTTER OBSERVED ONGOING WATERSPOUT AT THE TIME
OF CALL TO THE SOUTHEAST OF HILLSBORO LIGHTHOUSE.
1033 AM WATER SPOUT 7 E LIGHTHOUSE POINT 26.30N 79.97W
12/08/2018 AMZ650 FL TRAINED SPOTTER
TRAINED SPOTTER SENT PHOTO VIA SOCIAL MEDIA OF A FUNNEL
CLOUD TO THE EAST OF BOCA RATON, THAT DISSIPATED BEFORE
THE ASSOCIATED SHOWER REACHED THE SHORE.
Our next front will approach and sweep through the area tomorrow afternoon. Sunday will start out fairly nice with partly cloudy skies and the wind will pick up ahead of the front. There is a better chance of severe weather to our north versus our chances in the southeast part of the state with the main threat being gusty winds and a possibility of tornadoes. This will need to be monitored as we go through the day tomorrow.
Timing for us according to the latest HRRR is late afternoon for the front to reach us and quickly move through, this is the latest simulated radar.
Before the rain sets in we will get up to 82F. Monday morning’s low should be 65F. Tuesday morning will be our coolest with a low of 53F.
I will updated tomorrow morning with the latest on our severe threat and expected timing.
It is December but the thermometer does not agree this morning. At 7am we are at 79F with a dewpoint of 73F. When you walk outside you will feel the mugginess. All areas of southeast Florida are in the 70s.
Like yesterday we will have clouds but not as breezy and a touch warmer with a high of 86F. Any rain, like yesterday, will be light and fairly quick moving. Next real chance of rain will be on Wednesday in association with the next cold front that will bring us cooler weather for the second half of the week ahead. Looking at the blend of models output for the next week we can see two drops in temps ahead but we cannot count on that second one…yet.
Enjoy your day!
Currently we are about 10 degrees warmer than our high of 65F on Wednesday along with some clouds and breezy conditions in Pompano.
Not expecting any significant rain today with a high of 83F. Any shower today will be quick and light. Tomorrow a slightly better chance of measurable rain and a few degrees warmer with a high of 86F. Temps for the next week look like this.
Next cold front will come through later Tuesday dropping our highs back into the 70s for the balance of the week. At this time no significant weather is expected with the passage of the front but will keep an eye on it. Forecast chart for Wednesday morning shows the front well to our south at the time.
As mentioned rainfall will be very minimal in south Florida with heavier amounts going into the central and northern parts of the state. Forecasted rainfall totals through 8am Monday are:
Yesterday needed the 2018 Hurricane Season. I will post a summary later today of the activity.
Enjoy your day!