Local Weather: Deep southwesterly flow will keep moisture in place over South Florida. Once the sunshine is out and we go into the late morning hours, it will help heat things up to trigger scattered showers and storms once again. It will not be as widespread as yesterday, but count on seeing a few strong storms. The primary threats will be for lightning and localized street flood. This pattern will stick around through Friday.
Tropical Update: A broad area of low pressure is located near Barbados is producing winds of 40-45 mph. Regardless of whether or not the system becomes a tropical storm before it moves through the Lesser Antilles, tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rains will spread across Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, and St. Lucia today.
Satellite and surface observations suggest that the circulation associated with the system is becoming better defined, and the recon mission currently underway will try to determine if a tropical storm has formed. It is currently moving west to west-northwest at 15 mph, and is expected to pass over the Lesser Antilles later today.
Most of the computer models take this system through the southeastern Caribbean Sea tonight into Thursday. Eventually it will make a sharp turn to the north. That turn will depend on the placement of a front protecting the United States and high pressure in the Atlantic Ocean. For now, we have plenty of time to watch this system.
Have a wonderful day South Florida and make it a safe one!
Meteorologist, AMS Certified
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