Staying unsettled to start workweek; rip current risk stays high

Monday will start mainly dry with mostly sunny skies. Showers and storms will start to develop by afternoon
Posted at 6:31 AM, Sep 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-18 01:03:42-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Plenty of tropical moisture in place will keep us unsettled to start the workweek.

Daytime highs peak in the low 90s with feels like temperatures in the triple digits.

We'll see isolated thunderstorms develop along the seabreeze by late morning-early afternoon. Storms will peak in intensity late afternoon through early evening.

Most of the rain should taper off around 8 p.m.

Wave heights come down as Lee pulls away and dissipates in the North Atlantic. However models indicate northeast swells moving toward our coast later in the week generated by Nigel. Rip currents will increase as well.

The National Hurricane Center is watching an area of the Southeast coast of the U.S. where a non-tropical area of low pressure may form. As the low moves north-northwest it may encounter some subtropical characteristics. This could help bring some drier air down into South Florida on Friday into the weekend.

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Tuesday-Thursday, highs in the upper 80s-low 90s. Passing showers, with mainly inland afternoon storms.

Friday-Saturday, slightly drier air pushes in and only some storms in the forecast. Highs in the upper 80s. May even see the humidity drop a little by next weekend.