Heat index values in the triple digits with scattered showers

Posted at 6:27 AM, Sep 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-13 23:49:49-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Florida is in between two tropical systems.

To the west, Tropical Storm Nicholas gathered strength Monday night and was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane as it rapidly approaches landfall along the central Texas coast.

To the east, there is an area of low pressure that has a 50 percent chance of development as it moves northward near the Bahamas.

Neither will threaten Florida, but there will be ample moisture around this week.

Tomorrow, with an onshore wind, most of the afternoon storms will be along the Gulf Coast. There is about a 40 percent chance of showers/storms.

By mid-week, our steering winds will be southerly, keeping some storms on our side of the lake.

The winds are southerly through Friday. Highs around 90. Rain chances will be 50 percent to 60 percent.

By the weekend, the winds go onshore again. Morning showers for us, with afternoon storms marching inland later in the day.

Highs in the upper 80s to around 90.

In the Tropics:

In addition to Nicholas and the low near the Bahamas, there's a tropical wave near the Cabo Verde Islands that has an 80 percent chance of developing.