As Tropical Depression Julia lingers off the South Carolina/Georgia coast for a couple of days, it will have very little impact on the weather in South Florida. In fact, our air flow out of the east to southeast will keep us with our typical late Summer pattern. Look for the sea breeze to develop along both coasts each day with lots of heat and humidity. This will help trigger a few isolated showers and storms over the interior each day. This pattern will hold steady through the upcoming weekend with about 30-40% chance of rain.
Julia weakens to a tropical depression with max winds at 35 mph. It is expected to meander off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina for the next few days. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours. Julia is expected to produce rainfall amounts of less than an inch across coastal sections of South Carolina and southeast North Carolina through Friday.
Tropical Storm Ian is accelerating north-northeastward and expected to remain no threat to land as it moves into the northern Atlantic Ocean. It should fall apart over the weekend.
Tropical Depression Twelve is forecast to move westward across the tropical Atlantic Ocean with little to no strengthening. The forecast track is showing that it will encounter more favorable conditions early next week to possibly grow into a tropical storm. At least through Tuesday of next week it will be located several hundred miles to the east of the Lesser Antilles, so we have plenty of time to watch.
An area of clouds of rain located over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico is associated with a broad area of low pressure. Conditions are not favorable for development while it moves west toward Texas during the next day or two. It only have a low chance to form.
A tropical wave will move off the coast of Africa by late Friday. Models are suggesting that as it moves over the far eastern Atlantic, conditions will be more favorable for growth. It has a medium chance in the next 5 days to form.
Have a wonderful day South Florida and make it a safe one!
Meteorologist, AMS Certified
WSVN Channel 7