South Florida In For A Wet Holiday Weekend
MIAMI (CBS4) – South Florida has been enjoying some fall-like weather with less humid, mainly dry and breezy weather in recent days but changes are on the way heading into the Columbus Day holiday weekend which could be rainy and very wet.
According to CBS4 Meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez, a stalled frontal boundary which has been lingering to our south over the Western Caribbean Sea will slowly creep to the north Thursday night into Friday.
This front, along with an area of low pressure forecast to develop near the front, will help bring plenty of tropical moisture across South Florida this weekend.
Friday, South Florida will start to see a few more gusty showers around and then Saturday and Sunday showers and storms are likely.
Some of the storms may be strong with the slight chance of severe weather. There may also be heavy downpours and the potential for isolated flooding.
In addition to an increase in moisture, cloud coverage and a better chance for storms, the winds will continue to increase across South Florida into the weekend.
The past few days have been windy at times due to high pressure to our north and the frontal boundary to our south and that has led to rough boating conditions and a dangerous high risk of rip currents that will last into the weekend.
Boaters can expect rough conditions out on the waters and beachgoers should watch out for red warning flags which indicate a high risk of rip currents and stay out of the water.