Wave heights will start to build Wednesday night

Posted at 5:51 AM, Sep 12, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-12 23:37:22-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Wednesday and Thursday, highs in the upper 80s - low 90s with a few isolated showers swinging in from off the ocean. Thunderstorm activity focused inland around the lake.

Wave heights start to build Wednesday night.

Friday through the weekend, rough beach and boating conditions with high waves and a high threat of rip currents. Beach erosion is possible during the time of high tide. A front stalls out across the area and this will increase rain chances. Expect scattered showers and storms with highs in the upper 80s.

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Early next week, the stalled front lingers keeping plenty of moisture in place. Highs in the low 90s with some showers and storms. Wave heights coming down, improving beach and boating conditions.

Hurricane Lee is expected to push to the north on Thursday with slow weakening forecast during the next 48 hours. Dangerous surf and rip currents are affecting portions of the southeastern U.S. coast, and they are forecast to spread northward.

It's currently a Category 3 with sustained winds of 115 mph but should weaken to a Category 1 as it moves over cooler waters by Friday. Lee was about 495 miles south-southwest of Bermuda and was traveling 7 mph northwest, according to the 11 p.m. update from the National Hurricane Center.


Hurricane Margot has maximum sustained winds of 85 mph, is about 800 miles west-southwest of the Azores and is traveling north at 12 mph. A meandering northward motion is then expected Thursday and Friday.

A broad area of low pressure (invest 97 and 98) is producing disorganized showers over the eastern Atlantic. Formation chance through seven days: 80%.