Rain chances increase this weekend

Posted at 5:38 AM, Sep 15, 2023

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Storms are bringing heavy rain to multiple areas of Palm Beach County on Friday afternoon. There are just a few spotty showers on the Treasure Coast.

Large swells from Lee will continue to impact our local beaches this weekend.

Dangerous swells will make swimming hazardous this weekend. Only swim at guarded beaches and the safest option is to stay in shallow water.

A high risk of rip currents will be present as well. Seas for boaters range from 4 to 6 feet and occasionally up to 8 feet.

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Rain and storm chances increase this weekend as a front across north Florida shunts moisture into South Florida

Hurricane-force winds from Lee extend out 70 miles from the center and tropical storm conditions will be moving across parts of coastal New England tonight.

Margot continues to stay in the open Atlantic

In the tropics, Tropical Depression 15 formed Friday in the central Atlantic and could further strengthen into Tropical Storm Nigel. However, models keep it out at sea, but it will send some rough surf our way next weekend.

Meanwhile, a new tropical wave will emerge off the west coast of Africa by next week and gradual development is possible.