September 28, 2010

Tropical Storm 16

As expected, Tropical Depression 16 has formed in the western Caribbean Sea and it is headed straight for South Florida.

In South Florida,there is a low pressure area, 96L, in the northwestern Caribbean.

Moisture ahead of this system will surge into South Florida and scattered showers will begin to move inland early this morning.

These showers will only increase in coverage this evening and into tonight as the southeasterly winds bringing the moisture to the area merge with the stalled frontal boundary over Central Florida.

The most widespread and heaviest rainfall is expected to occur overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning, with rainfall amounts reaching 3-5 inches with locally heavier rainfall expected over the next two days.

A flood watch has been issued for Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Collierand mainland Monroe Counties from 4pm Tuesday to 2pm Wednesday.

Strong wind gusts may begin to impact the area tonight with the possibility of wind speeds reaching tropical storm strength.

There is also a small chance for some isolated tornadoes to develop or move onshore today and Wednesday.

For the Rest of Florida

The cold front that moved through Northwest Florida yesterday has stalled over Northeast and Central Florida this morning.

Much like yesterday, the energy associated with this front will act alongside the increased moisture levels around it, and an upper level disturbance, to bring scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms to the surrounding areas.

Northeast and Central Florida have had a few showers develop this morning, mainly offshore, but these will likely move inland and increase in coverage by this afternoon.

The main threats with any of the afternoon storms will frequent and dangerous lightning strikes and brief gusty winds up to 40mph.

Showers will likely continue throughout the night with heavy rainfall up to 2 inches possible.

Dry and pleasant weather is expected to cover the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend today behind the passage of yesterday's front.

Areas across Northwest Florida will be under mostly sunny skies with temperatures near normal.

Brought to you by the AG-ER Team

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