Cold front could bring severe weather on Monday; expect rain Sunday

A beachgoer seeks shelter from the rain after a morning on Midland Beach in Palm Beach, May 5, 2017. (Greg Lovett / The Palm Beach Post)

A cold front predicted to move through South Florida on Monday could bring severe weather, and leave chilly temperatures in its wake for several days, according to the National Weather Service.

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The storm prediction center has placed all of South Florida under “marginal risk” of severe thunderstorms on Monday, which could produce hail, strong winds, and dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning.

There is a 60 percent of rain for the day, with the storms most likely to form after 1 p.m., forecasters say. Expect mostly cloudy skies and a westward wind at 6 to 13 mph.

Temperatures on Monday afternoon will reach the low 80s, but will drop to the low 50s at night once the cold front moves through. The chance for rain on Monday night is 20 percent, with mostly cloudy skies.

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The cold front will bring low temperatures through most of next week, with afternoon highs reaching the upper 60s to low 70s. At night, it’s expected to be in the low-to-mid 50s. Temperatures will start to warm up by Friday.

Forecasters expect Sunday will be mostly cloudy, with afternoon temperatures in the low 80s. Thunderstorms could develop before 10 a.m., with a 60 percent chance of rain, and winds out of the south at 5 to 10 mph.

On Sunday night, there is a 20 percent chance of showers, and temperatures are expected to drop to the high 60s. Skies will be mostly cloudy, with a mild southwest wind.

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