Chief Meteorologist David Bernard
For the best New Year’s weather in the nation, look no further than South Florida.
It was a chilly morning across South Florida with the low 50s inland and the mid to upper 50s near the coast. Temperatures would have fallen even more if not for the cloud coverage that rolled in overnight.
It has been a very warm holiday season for South Florida.
Tropical Storm Sean is continuing to weaken as it moves away from the island nation of Bermuda.
A cold front North of Lake Okeechobee is sliding down the Peninsula towards South Florida and will usher in even cooler and drier air later today.
A cool change is on the way to South Florida.
It’s October and the humidity is dropping, but it’s still hurricane season!
National Hurricane Center forecasters are monitoring Tropical Storm Ophelia which formed late Tuesday night.
Hurricane Katia continued to grow in intensity Monday, becoming a major Category 3 storm by late afternoon, and a Category 4 storm before midnight. Under the current track, it may be a danger only to shipping, but forecasters are watching it closely, especially those in Bermuda.
As expected, what was briefly Tropical Storm Franklin lost it’s tropical characteristics in the North Atlantic west of Bermuda Saturday evening, and is now what forcasters refer to as a ‘post-tropical cyclone’.