South Florida will be hit with bouts of sunshine and rain this weekend with high temperatures slightly above normal.
A low pressure system moving through the Florida straits will send easterly winds into Palm Beach County, upping the rip current alert today to moderate with a slow decrease in concern through the weekend.
While there are better chances for rain in the morning hours, afternoon sea breezes will increase showers and thunderstorms in through the early evenings.
Still, the highest chances for rain on both days is 40 percent in the mornings decreasing to 20 percent at night.
“It’s not going to be rain all day,” said meteorologist Chuck Caracozza with the National Weather Service in Miami. “Some areas will be completely dry and sunny.”
The high temperature in West Palm Beach Saturday should hit 90 degrees, which is just one degree above normal for this time of year. Sunday should see the same.
In the tropical Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center is watching three systems, but two seem mostly harmless.
The third, a clutch of thunderstorms about 1,200 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, has a 70 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next five days. The system is becoming better organized and conditions are expected to become more favorable for develpment.
But it’s moving on a similar path with Hurricane Gaston and is expected to head out into the open Atlantic.