6/15/19 – More Showers and Thunderstorms, Starting Earlier Today

We already have some showers coming ashore at this hour with areas of Pompano and south getting wet right now.

We should see additional rain and some thunderstorms later this morning and into the afternoon with the sea breeze. Rainfall amounts will be in the area of one-half inch but some areas could see an inch or more.

Weather threats today will be lightning, localized street flooding, and possible water spouts over the Atlantic waters.

We will not be as hot today as we have been over the past several days with a high of 88° but we will see heat indices between 100° and 104°. Hour by hour in Pompano look like this.

For Father’s Day we will see additional rain but mid to late afternoon shower activity could be a bit less.

Enjoy the day!

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6/9/19 – Update: Moderate Risk of Severe Storms

130pm – Quick update that we now have a Moderate risk of severe storms through our area as upgraded by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC). Main concern is small hail and strong, gusty winds through early evening.

Some of the thunderstorms so far today have produced gusts to 50mph around the Lake Okeechobee region.

6/9/19 – Another Active Afternoon of Thundershowers

As we approach the noon time hour Pompano is at 88° with a dew point of 77°. In other words very muggy as thunderstorms approach the area.

Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected again this Sunday afternoon. Satellite shows some of the activity already with the lighting mapper indicating activity now over the east coast areas and southwest of the lake.

Radar shows the rain starting to ramp up as well.

Again today’s weather threats will be frequent lightning with some of this activity and localized flooding in the heaviest of the storms. Yesterday Pompano Airport received 1.37 inches.

Also wind gusts to 45mph are possible in the strongest storms today along with small hail.

Use caution if outside today and if you hear thunder take cover and do not drive through water if you cannot see the bottom or unsure of the depth.

6/8/19 – Near Record Highs and Possible Heavy Rainfall Today

Like yesterday we will be warm and should see widespread shower activity as we get into the mid afternoon. Today we could get up to 93° before the showers and thunderstorms set in. Best time for the rain will be between 3pm and 7pm. Predictive radar for 5pm shows plenty of rain around the SE part of the state.

Rainfall forecast today appear we will see around an inch all along the coastal areas.

The heavier amounts will be be spotty, again like yesterday, where Pompano Airport (PMP) had .44 inches versus 2.51 at Ft. Lauderdale International Airport (FLL).

Weather threats today will be possible lightning, heat indices between 105° and 108°, wind gusts to 45mph in the stronger storms today. In additional to drinking plenty of water be ready to take shelter if you hear thunder.

Tomorrow looks to be about the same as we start to clear up Monday and beyond. By then the upper level low that is causing our unsettled weather will be away from the area.

Enjoy the day and try to stay dry.

6/1/19 – More Typical Pattern, First Day of Hurricane Season

Our 2019 Hurricane Season begins today and this is the time to prepare for storms and gathering supplies you will need if a storm affects our area. You can find details of the 2019 tax free holiday on hurricane supplies here.

Currently the NHC is watching an area of weather near the Yucatán peninsula. This area will not affect us and has a chance of development through tomorrow.

At this hour it is 79° with mostly clear skies and near calm winds. Today we will begin to return to a more normal pattern for this time of year as the risk of showers and thunderstorms return after a couple weeks of absence. High today will be 90°. Hour by hour will look like this.

Heat indices could reach 100°+ today so please drink plenty of liquids (water) and use sun block when outside.

Enjoy the day!

5/26/19 – Dry, Warm and Breezy Sunday

A very uncharacteristically dry atmosphere is still over us thanks to high pressure will greatly minimize the chance of rain again today. Generally with an easterly wind we see occasional showers but that is not the case today. Compared to yesterday we are seeing some moist air starting to move north from the Caribbean to over Cuba today. Satellite images show the dry air over us (oranges and reds) with the brighter colors over and south of Cuba.

As we approach the noon hour we are at 86° in Pompano with an easterly wind of 14mph. We have a couple more degrees to go towards our high today of 89°.

Tomorrow we will see mostly the same with a slight chance of a shower. Next 36 hours of temps do not show much cooling overnight.

The only weather concern is the risk of rip currents at the beaches, use caution if in the water!

Enjoy the day.

5/25/19 – Mostly Dry and Breezy

Enjoy the next couple of mornings while we have them as moisture will be coming into the area and increasing our dew points. Current in Pompano it is 77° with a dew point of 65°. Plenty of dry air over us as seen by the darker tones of the IR satellite image.

Today we will see some clouds. It not expecting any significant showers. We will be Breezy with a high of 87°. Tomorrow the wind will start to calm down and the temps will increase slightly. Hour by hour for Pompano currently looks like this.

Memorial Day does not look bad at all either but warmer with a high of 89°

Enjoy the day!