Local Weather: If you are planning on taking a road trip today around the sunshine state to get to family and friends for Thanksgiving, the weather is spectacular. It is mostly sunny, dry and feeling comfortable. Temperatures have slowly moderated back to warmer levels and the cool spell we had is long gone. Enjoy the quiet weather, it is here to stay through the holiday weekend. However, if you are traveling to the Great Lakes, Mid-West and into the Mississippi Valley check with your flight carrier. A mix of snow, freezing rain and storms is currently impacting the region. This is due to a cold front that will migrate into the eastern seaboard by the end of the week.
Tropical Update: Otto is expected to restrengthen into a hurricane over the southwestern Caribbean Sea later today. Right now, it is located about 200 miles away from Nicaragua. On the forecast track, the center of Otto will move onshore on Thanksgiving Day between Nicaragua and Costa Rica, and reach the Pacific coast early Friday. A total of 6 to 12 inches of rain with isolated amounts of 15 to 20 inches, can be expected across northern Costa Rica and southern Nicaragua through Thursday. These rains will likely result in life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.
Hurricane watches and warnings are in effect.
Have a great day South Florida and make it a safe one!
Meteorologist, AMS Certified
WSVN Channel 7