High pressure is centered over the southeast United States stretching into the western Atlantic Ocean. We also have a little wrinkle in the atmosphere that developed around the northwest Bahamas late in the day on yesterday. These two features will combine to help bring in some added moisture into South Florida this Thursday.
Right now, the satellite and radar picture is showing that this area of clouds and rain is inching closer due to our easterly breeze. If it holds, we will see some activity late morning into the afternoon.
Rain chances will be back to seasonal by the end of the week and into the weekend of seeing late day scattered inland storms. Have the umbrellas on hand just in case.
Tropical Update: All is quiet.
Just in: NOAA updated their outlook for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season. They have bumped up the chance of seeing a near-normal or above-normal hurricane season. That chance is up to a 70%. Their thinking is that it is still expected to be the most active season since 2012. The reason for the increase in numbers is due to El Niño ending and less shear (a.k.a. strong winds) in the Atlantic Ocean.
Have a wonderful day South Florida and make it a safe one!
Meteorologist, AMS Certified
WSVN Channel 7
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