Sunday, July 22, 2012

NHC eyeing rain over us for possible development

All this rain over South Florida has sparked the interest of the National Hurricane Center.  Many areas have received between 1 and 2 inches, in the last 24 hours, and more can be expected over the next 2 days.

NHC is watching this area closely and, for the moment, are giving it a low chance for development. As of Sunday afternoon this area of clouds and rain has a 10% chance to grow stronger during the next 48 hours.

The area that NHC is focusing on extends from the NW Bahamas, South Florida, and the Straits. Heavy rain has been evident since early Sunday morning, with a wind gust of 62 mph reported at Fowey Rocks on Biscayne Bay.

For the time being, surface pressure remains high and upper level winds are still hostile for hurricane formation.

Even if this area of clouds and rain doesn't get any stronger, we can expect rounds of heavy rain through Tuesday. It should drift NW into the Gulf of Mexico and move towards the Panhandle.

Stay tuned for the latest developments.

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