Florida’s southwest coast will begin the month of September with sun and a few storms while we continue to watch the progress of Hurricane Irma in the far Atlantic. Here at home, we’ll good sun, a few clouds, and a few afternoon storms (mostly in the interior) on Friday. Highs on Friday will be in the sticky low 90s.
Sunday will feature more sun and a stray storm in spots. Highs on Sunday will be in the low to mid 90s.
Look for good sun to start and some afternoon storms on Labor Day. Monday’s highs will be in the low 90s.
It’s back to work on Tuesday, with lots of sun, a few early clouds, and some afternoon storms where the Gulf breeze and Atlantic sea breeze collide. Highs on Tuesday will be in the low 90s.
Irma remains a powerful category 3 hurricane with winds of 115 miles per hour early Friday. At 5 am, Irma was located near 18.2 North, 36.5 West, and was moving west at 12 miles per hour. Additional strengthening is possible when Irma enters an area of more favorable conditions this weekend. The hurricane is forecast to be near the Lesser Antilles late on Tuesday or early Wednesday. Beyond that, there is considerable disagreement among the computer models as to the timing of Irma’s interaction with a trough next week, which will determine the hurricane’s track. We’ll watch Irma’s progress closely this holiday weekend.
Elsewhere in the tropics, it’s another reminder that we’re now in the height of the Atlantic hurricane season. Another wave has emerged off the African coast, and it has a medium chance of becoming a depression during the next 5 days.Click here for reuse options!
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