South Florida weather forecast: Heavy rain, wind this weekend

Katie Ramirez
September 12, 2019

Another area of low pressure near the Lesser Antilles could develop but upper-level winds are likely to prevent that, the forecast said. There is also the potential for the feature to become some sort of organized tropical entity this weekend as it moves through the Gulf so it'll need to be monitored closely. Although this disturbance continues to produce disorganized shower activity, some slight development of this system is still possible on Wednesday. Temperatures will climb into the mid-90s this afternoon with the heat index between 97 and 102. This will not last long though, rain chances will be increasing as a trough tracks across the Gulf of Mexico and eroding the ridge over the weekend.

Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center have both hands full of tropical weather systems to keep tabs on during this, the peak of the Hurricane Season.

Yet another system, a tropical wave in the far eastern Atlantic, is forecast to move quickly westward and is given a 30 percent chance of development over five days. It will be one to watch but it will take more than a week to truly develop. Models are in slightly better agreement from yesterday, as the GFS now is leaning with the EURO suggesting that the ridge will limit development and higher rain coverage west of New Orleans.

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NHC gave this system 2-day and 5-day odds of development of 20% and 20%, respectively.

Forecasters raised the probability of development - and raised it again - Wednesday morning for a tropical wave that is now located on the other side of Florida in the Atlantic. For now, it's a good time to check over your supplies, but generally prepare for more rain Sunday into Monday.

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