A wet day greets the work week with a 70 percent chance of showers as a cold front pushes through South Florida.
Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Miami said there is a small chance for thunderstorms with the front that could continue into this morning or early afternoon.
The front is forecast to move through the area around 1 p.m., but it has been moving slower than expected so soggy weather may stretch into the late afternoon.
A high of 78 degrees is forecast for today in West Palm Beach.
Behind the front, cooler, drier air will be carried in on north winds that may gust to 21 mph on Tuesday.
The high temperature Tuesday is forecast to reach only into the high 60s.
If the 67-degree high forecast for Palm Beach International Airport holds true, that will be 14 degrees below the 81-degree high Sunday and 8 degrees below what’s normal for this time of year.
Tuesday night could dip into the low 50s near the coast and 40s inland. Wind chills in the low 40s is possible in western communities.
A small craft advisory is in effect for Atlantic waters. A moderate risk of rip currents is also expected through at least tomorrow.
Hazards: DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT
Rip currents: There is a moderate risk of rip currents for South
Thunderstorms: Thunderstorms are possible through this afternoon
across South Florida. Lightning is the primary threat.
Wind: A Small Craft Advisory is in effect tonight for outer Gulf and
Atlantic waters. North wind of 20 to 25 knots are forecast.
Waves: Seas are forecast to build to 7 to 10 feet by late tonight
over outer Gulf and Atlantic waters. A Small Craft Advisory is in