Distant high pressure located around the Southeast United States should keep winds breezy and out of the East-Northeast with plenty of dry air in place. By Thursday, winds switch completely off the ocean to help the humidity and rain chances slowly rise. Therefore, spotty showers return to the forecast. Temperatures in the meantime will be near-average with highs in the upper 80’s and overnight lows in the mid to upper 70’s.
Today in the Tropics
Sam is once again a Category 4 hurricane and continuing to move slowly toward the Northwest. Some fluctuations in intensity are expected during the next couple of days, but Sam is going to remain a major hurricane through late this week.
On the forecast track, Sam is expected to increase in forward speed beginning on Thursday followed by a turn toward the North on Friday. It will pass well to the Northeast of the Northern Leeward Islands on Wednesday and Thursday. It is no threat to land areas as a front pushes off the Eastern seaboard.
Swells from Sam will bring high surf to the East Coast of the U.S. by this weekend.
Have a wonderful day South Florida and make it a safe one!
Meteorologist, AMS Certified
WSVN Channel 7