WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — From Wednesday through Friday, highs will be in the mid-upper 80s with scattered showers and thunderstorms as the stalled frontal boundary lingers across the area.
By the end of the work week an area of low pressure is expected to form off the coast and the National Hurricane Center is giving this area a low chance of subtropical formation over the next seven days.
The weekend will be dependent on what pans out with that area of low pressure.
A closer low would mean more rain and some strong storms, but if the system pulls away as some of the models are suggesting, drier air will filter in, helping to lower rain chances and humidity. Highs in the mid-upper 80s.
Hurricane Nigel strengthened into a Category 2 storm on Tuesday, with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph in the 11 p.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, and will stay over the open waters of the central Atlantic Ocean.
Nigel is moving north-northwest at 15 mph and was about 590 miles east of Bermuda.
Weakening is expected Thursday and Friday with Nigel to become a strong post-tropical cyclone by Friday.
A tropical wave will move off the west coast of Africa by Wednesday and is likely to become a tropical depression late this week or maybe Tropical Storm Ophelia. Formation chance through seven days: 70%.
A non-tropical area of low pressure is forecast to form east of the Florida peninsula late this week. Formation chance through seven days: 30%.