It could be another stormy Friday afternoon this week as a cold front pushes through Florida, hinting of showers and blustery conditions.
This week’s frontal system is weak and won’t bring cooler temperatures South Florida for the weekend.
But it will arrive around the time when daytime heating is at its highest on Friday, leading to air rising into the atmosphere that can clash with the descending different air mass.
“A slight chance of thunderstorms,” is what Miami meteorologists are forecasting.
The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., also has Florida in its concern area for thunderstorms, but has not raised the alert level beyond just keeping an eye on the region over the next couple of days.
Florida’s panhandle may not get off so easy, with western areas in a marginal risk for severe thunderstorms, including a 5 percent chance of severe weather.
Last Friday’s storms had been well forecast with hail and strong winds. Although the National Weather Service said it received no reports of hail damage, trained weather spotters reported golf ball-size hail in areas of Boynton Beach. Hail was also reported in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Delray Beach and Boca Raton.