12/3/21 – Weekend Weather Looks Nice, Get Outside

We are starting this Friday at 58° with plenty of sun and a few high clouds. This is continuing our wonderful streak of pleasant weather.

We will continue our trend of warming up with highs today through the weekend approaching 80° then a touch warmer and stabilizing early next week. This puts us right around average this time of the year.

NWS highs/lows for the next seven days.

Rainfall will be hard to find. As we warm up this weekend we will see some more clouds and a very slight increase in our chance of a light shower through Sunday. rainfall amounts will be less than .05 inches (if any at all).

NWS rainfall forecast through Sunday. IF zany showers they will be light and isolated.

Get out and enjoy the outdoors this weekend. In Pompano there is Old Town Untapped going on between 6pm and 10pm tonight (Friday). Wonderful evening weather, music, food trucks, and vendors. You will find all of this at the NE corner of Atlantic Blvd and Dixie Highway. Find more information here:

https://www.pompanobeacharts.org/programs/untapped

Enjoy the day!

11/23/21 – Breezy and Cooler Today

The cooler weather has arrived giving us breezy and drier conditions. Sunny conditions will be around today with winds between 15 and 20 mph with gusts as high as 25 mph. With the onshore flow we could see some very light showers. These will be quick and almost non-accumulating.

Latest satellite image showing the cold front well to our south.

Breeziness will stick with us through tomorrow with some increase in cloudiness, but we will remain mostly sunny. Temps through the week will not change much.

Next cold front is on Friday, still not expecting much rain or weather with it which will reinforce our pleasant weather for the weekend.

11/22/21 – Patchy Fog this Morning, Showers Later with Cold Front

A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 8am for the area. As of 7am the visibility at Pompano Air Park was 3 miles. Improving from less than a mile an hour ago.

A cold front, now entering Florida, will pass through later today bringing some showers and a possible thunderstorm this afternoon into the early evening,

Once the front passes we will finally dry out from the wet pattern we have been. Drier and cooler weather will be with us through Thanksgiving, next chance of rain will be on Friday with the passing of another cold front.

11/6/21 – Cold Front Almost Here

As our Saturday is starting the cold front that brought the rain we had most of Friday will be passing through by 8am. We may see one more burst of showers before we feel a change in the air. The current radar shows the showers, the dividing line between our muggy air and the drier or behind it.

Radar at 631am.

With the passing of the front we will have a shift in the wind, drier air, and a bump in the wind speeds. Winds will be about 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph possible. Our high today will not be much warmer than they are now peaking around 75°. In fact, temps around the state already show the effects of the front.

Tonight’s low will be 57° with a wonderful weather day tomorrow with clear skies, no rain and an extra hour of sleep. Enjoy your day!

8/12/21 8am – Fred is a Disorganized Mess, Rain is Certain for the Weekend

As of this morning Fred is very disorganized with a broad rotation as it emerged off the coast of Haiti early this morning. Recon is currently investigating the storm and has yet to find any tropical storm force winds. Fred will continue to be watched as it is now over warm waters to see how/if it evolves while traveling in the direction of Florida.

Current forecast has not really changed, and with a disorganized system the overall intensity is not the concern. Rainfall could be plentiful this weekend, the Weather Prediction Center latest forecast calls for areas of five plus inches through this weekend for parts of SE Florida.

Latest tropical models remain consistent and in line with the current NHC forecast.

Current forecast time line is for shower activity to ramp up on Friday and rain should be plentiful Saturday with some gusty winds. By Sunday shower activity will likely decrease into the afternoon and into the evening.

More updates later today with quick updates on Twitter PompanoWeather

7/5/21 – Tropical Storm Elsa Approaches Cuba, SE Florida Will Have Some Effects

Tropical Storm Elsa is about 20 miles from the coast of Cuba with maximum winds of 65mph. Elsa is moving NW at 14mph.

11am advisory for Elsa.

Later today and into tomorrow we will feel some effects from Elsa. Our primary threats in Broward and Palm Beach counties will be gusty showers/thunderstorms and the possibility of an isolated tornado and waterspouts. Currently rainfall forecast totals are between one and two inches with peak wind gusts around 30mph. Higher rainfall amounts and higher gusts are possible in isolated areas.

Forecasted rainfall amounts through Wednesday.
Forecasted maximum wind gusts through Wednesday.

All reliable model guidance is in line with the current NHC forecast and at this time there is no reason for any unexpected changes.

8am tropical model guidance.

We are in a Marginal there at of severe weather today due to being in the right, front quadrant of an approaching storm. The greatest threat is Broward county and south.

For the balance of the day we will have clouds and periods of sun while shower activity will increase with the wind. High today 90°F.

7/4/21 11am – Tropical Storm Elsa Slowing Down and Somewhat Disorganized

With the 11am advisory Tropical Storm Elsa is located about 50 miles north of Kingston Jamaica moving WNW at 13mph. Maximum winds are estimated at 60mph.

Tropical Storm Elsa at 1035am EDT July 4, 2021.

Reconassisnce aircraft has been investigating Elsa this morning and have found it somewhat disorganized with a higher pressure than what is normally observed in storms with this strength. Also the storm is not well aligned with westerly shear separating the low level circulation from the mid and upper levels.

The latest forecast and keeps all of southeast Florida out of the cone but we can still expect effects late Monday going through Tuesday.

Rainfall of one to four inches will be possible in and around Pompano with gusty winds and a slight possibility if isolated tornadoes. Latest rainfall forecast for the next three days shows all areas expecting more than an inch of rain.

Latest tropical models remain consistent with the track of the storm and line up with the latest official NHC forecast.

More immediately, we can expect hot weather for our Fourth of July with isolated showers possible this afternoon, highs around 92°F with dew points this afternoon around 76°F.

Have a safe holiday, an update will be up early this evening.

7/3/2021 – 8am Hurricane Elsa

Hurricane Elsa has weakened a bit since last night but maintains hurricane status with maximum winds of 75mph and a minimum pressure of 999mb. Elsa is moving very quickly towards the WNW at 31mph.

Latest location with the 5am forecast cone are below showing extreme SE Florida just beyond the boarder. This does not mean we are clear, just the center is not likely to track over us. We can expect rain and gusty winds Monday and into Tuesday, though this is still very fluid.

Latest visible image of Hurricane Elsa.

Latest model plots continue to favor west of south Florida.

For the weekend, we should see less rain than in the previous couple days. Rainfall amounts are expected to be less than an inch.

I will have an update after the 11am advisory.

3/6/21 – Showers Very Likely Saturday, Less so on Sunday

Though the air is relatively dry tonight we will see the atmosphere moisten up as a frontal system approaches and then goes through the area Saturday afternoon and into early Sunday morning. The latest HRRR model shows the progression of this system and the potential rainfall through the area.

HRRR model run 8pm Friday through Sunday afternoon.

Not expecting any wide-spread severe weather over the weekend though thunderstorms with gusty winds will be possible. Rainfall totals could be up to an inch, with some locally higher amounts possible.

72 hour rainfall totals, NWS forecast.

Sunday looks clearer and will be a better day for outdoor activities.

I will update Saturday morning with the latest including rainfall estimates and if anything changes on the severe weather threat.

Happy Thanksgiving 2020 – Almost Perfect South Fla Weather

Happy Thanksgiving and we have almost a weather-perfect day to be outside with only the slightest chance of an afternoon shower. Just keep that in mind if you are having your meal outside but this will only be a very isolated issue and should be quick.

Otherwise we will have some clouds, a nice breeze, and a high of 80F. This should be the trend we see through the holiday weekend with only the slightest chance of a fast moving shower.

After the weekend we will be watching for the cold front that will really change on weather starting Tuesday, a nice drop in temps coming up.

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