Happy Hump Day South Florida!
Make sure to have the rain gear on hand because today we have a 70% chance of seeing tropical downpours once again. Although we are not being directly impacted by Tropical Storm Earl in the Caribbean, we will continue to tap into some of its moisture leaving us unsettled. By Thursday, we will see fewer showers and storms. Drier weather will definitely be on tap for the weekend due to high pressure building back into the region and bringing with it dry air with Saharan Dust.
Tropical Storm Earl is almost a hurricane with 70 mph winds. The center of Earl is expected to be near the Honduras Bay Islands this afternoon and make landfall in Belize tonight or early Thursday as a possible Category 1 hurricane. Once it interacts with land it will weaken and then emerge into the Bay of Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico. There it will have an opportunity to strength before making second landfall over Central Mexico come the weekend. There are watches and warning in effect and an additional hurricane warning was issued for the Honduras Bay Islands as of the 8 am intermediate advisory.
Tropical Storm Earl will likely be the only tropical system of interest across the Atlantic Basin this week.
Make it a great day South Florida!
Meteorologist, AMS Certified
Channel 7, WSVN