The National Weather Service in Miami is forecasting “rather gloomy” weather for most of Wednesday as scattered showers stream in from the east.
While up to a half-inch of rain is possible in isolated areas where rain bands stall, forecasters don’t expect widespread accumulation, which would help alleviate the parched conditions in Palm Beach County.
In fact, showers are expected to concentrate over Miami-Dade County to Fort Lauderdale with less rain falling to the north.
“Rainfall amounts not expected to be very high due to the quick-moving nature of the showers, but would’n’t be surprised to see isolated amounts over a half-inch where concentrated bands set up,” forecasters wrote this morning.
A high risk of rip currents continues today along the Atlantic beaches with east winds sustained at 17 mph and gusts as high as 24 mph.
That breeziness will increase the chances for waterspouts along cloud lines in the Atlantic and Biscayne Bay, forecasters note.
But the gloomy weather won’t last long. The showers will move into the eastern Gulf of Mexico tonight, with gradual drying overnight.
Things should dry out Thursday and Friday, although breezy conditions will continue with temperatures close to what’s expected in April – highs near 80 degrees and overnight lows in the mid-60s.