Thursday, May 24, 2012

Southeast Weekend Worry

Nasty weather across South Florida on Thursday could lead to Tropical Trouble down the road for the Southeast.


On Thursday an area of low pressure swept through Miami Dade and Broward counties with heavy rain and strong gusty winds. Fowey Rocks, just offshore Key Biscayne,  registered the strongest winds with a 71 mph gust.  The low quickly pushed through the Northwestern Bahamas with gusty winds over Grand Bahama, and an alleged tornado touching down in Abaco.

This area of clouds and rain is being monitored by NHC. This is what they have to say:

The low is located near the Northern Bahamas, looking better organized. Environmental conditions are improving so that a sub tropical or tropical system could develop in the next 48 hours. It is moving NE at 15 mph and it could eventually move across the Southeastern US in the long term.

LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL...FLOODING...AND GUSTY WINDS ARE POSSIBLE
TODAY OVER PORTIONS OF THE NORTHWESTERN AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS...AS
WELL AS CENTRAL CUBA. INTERESTS ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED
STATES COAST SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM
OVER THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.





As this low meanders back towards Georgia, Northern Florida or the Carolinas, the tail end could sneak back across our area and bring us a few showers/t-storms throughout the holiday weekend. I'm not expecting a washout but could see some isolated pockets of rain.

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