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Happy Sunday, South Florida!

I hope everyone had a good start to the weekend. The scorching temperatures on Saturday gave way to a few afternoon thunderstorms, especially in our northern regions. The weather pattern is slowly changing and we can already feel and see the difference. And today will be no different. Today is the official start of the 2022 rainy season here in South Florida and it seems fitting as we woke up to showers and thunderstorms in our area as temperatures this morning were warmer in the mid to upper 70s.

In addition to being the start of the rainy season, today (May 15) also marks the first day of routine release of the National Hurricane Center’s Atlantic Basin tropical weather forecast. These tropical weather forecasts are issued several times a day and last throughout the hurricane season, as the NHC continuously flags areas of any disturbed weather and the potential for tropical cyclones to form. So far we only find one tropical wave approaching the Lesser Antilles with lots of Saharan dust coming from Africa.

Today has already been different from Saturday’s weather pattern as we started the day with rain and thunderstorms. A few thunderstorms caused by the sea breeze will be possible today, but not everyone will see thunderstorms. So let’s call today’s storm luck to be “hit or miss”. Like Saturday, another scorching afternoon is expected with high temperatures nearing 90° once again today. It should also be mentioned that the astronomical tides are higher than normal (due to the return of King Tides), so minor salt water flooding may be possible in low areas of the Miami-Dade coast, of Coastal Broward and all of the FL Keys during high tide periods. .

Looking ahead, it’s only warming up from there. With the winds starting to veer from the south and then to the southwest, this will have a direct impact on the afternoon high temperatures. So until the start of the work week (and pretty much all week), temperatures will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s in many places in South Florida. And while temperatures will be above average every day, no temperature records are expected. And different from this weekend, the upper level low will already be out of our area, so we can expect less thunderstorms in the forecast by the middle of the week. However, as we move rapidly towards the end of the working week, we can once again expect scattered showers and thunderstorms in the forecast.

Have a wonderful week ahead!

Erika Delgado
Meteorologist
WSVN Channel 7 News

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