Severe thunderstorms weekend weather forecast for South Florida

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Rainy days and Mondays still get you down, as the old song said?

Well, you might have a few days to get used to it and beef up your defenses, because that rumble you may have just heard outside your door is a harbinger of what South Florida may be up to. expect this weekend.

According to Miami’s National Weather Service, the first break in a recent dry spell comes Saturday afternoon with a 60% chance of afternoon bangers.

These potentially widespread thunderstorms have the potential for heavy rain and localized flooding of roads, wind gusts to nearly 10 mph and frequent lightning, the center said in its hazardous weather forecast.

Storms were particularly strong in parts of Broward County on Saturday afternoon, where a flood advisory was in place until 4 p.m.

Waterspouts are possible along the coastal waters of South Florida and Lake Okeechobee. Those waterspouts are more likely in the Florida Keys this weekend through Wednesday, however, the weather service said. This, despite a lower storm probability in Key West – 20%.

Why?

Blame it on the formation of a cloudy line under a slight flow of direction. “Waterspouts tend to form under building cumulus lines at just the slightest hint of rain. Waterspouts can easily reverse bloat and should always be avoided,” the weather service said.

These storms are also expected Sunday through Monday, with the probability from 60% Sunday increasing to 70% Monday. The rest of the work week sees an above average chance of rain and the occasional thunderstorm.

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See that overcast sky? These clouds may darken later on August 13, 2022 in parts of South Florida as thunderstorms are likely Saturday through Monday in South Florida, according to the National Weather Service forecast in Miami. Howard Cohen [email protected]

How hot is it going to be?

Highs in the upper 80s are the deal of the week. But it also means that with humidity taken into account, the heat index – what the temperature will feel against your skin – could be as high as 100.

If you work out, as many do, hydrate often. Water is the best. Also wear light colored clothes and try to get in the shade as often as you can.

This story was originally published August 13, 2022 1:37 p.m.

Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, winner of the 2017 Media Excellence Awards, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, city government, and general missions. He began his career in the Features department of the Miami Herald in 1991.
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