A cold front that floated through South Florida overnight has left drier, cooler air in its wake that will linger through the weekend.
National Weather Service forecasters in Miami have put up a small craft advisory through 4 p.m. as north winds are gusting to 23 mph and there is a moderate risk of rip currents along Atlantic beaches.
But otherwise, this weekend will bring weather to write home about.
Mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the low to mid-70s are expected today and Saturday, with the mercury creeping closer to 80 on Sunday.
“The big story I want to focus on are the coastal impacts this weekend,” said Robert Garcia, a NWS meteorologist in Miami. “The increasing wind speeds will lead to not so fun conditions along the water this weekend.”
Winds will veer east tonight and stay east to southeast through the weekend. That will keep the rip current risk there to some extent, even though the winds will begin to decrease Saturday to between 8 to 11 mph.
But a little easterly wind is nothing compared to what the Northeast dealt with yesterday and is probably still digging its way out of.
The strongest winter snow storm to hit the area blew through, dumping record snow in some parts of Maine. The Caribou National Weather Service office reported 29 inches – the highest snow depth on Feb. 10 since 35 inches fell in 1998.