UPDATE: 20% chance of rain tonight, 40% tomorrow in PBC

8 p.m. update: An area of low pressure has developed near the northeastern coast of Florida between Daytona Beach and St. Augustine with near gale-force winds. There’s a 20 percent chance it will development into a tropical cyclone due to unfavorable upper-level winds.

However, gusty winds and locally heavy rains are likely over portions of northeastern Florida and
southeastern Georgia tonight and Sunday.

2 p.m. update: Heavy rainfall will likely continue over portions of western Cuba, the Florida Keys, and the Florida peninsula during the next several days while a large low-pressure system moves generally westward.

The trough of low pressure extends from the Yucatan peninsula northeastward across the eastern Gulf of Mexico to a weak low over north Florida. Environmental conditions are not conducive for development
and tropical cyclone formation is not anticipated.

In Palm Beach County, there’s a 20 percent chance of rain tonight under mostly cloudy skies. Expect lows in the upper 70s and southeast winds around 5 mph.

On Sunday, the forecast calls for a mostly cloudy morning and partly sunny afternoon with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

The high will be in the upper 80s, with easterly winds around 10 to 15 mph, according to the forecast.


The chance of a tropical system forming over Florida in the next 48 hours has decreased to 20 percent, but stormy conditions are still possible over the weekend, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Environmental conditions have become less favorable for tropical development, but locally heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are forecast in the next several days over portions of western Cuba, the Florida Keys, and the Florida peninsula.

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Today there is a 50 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms with a southeast wind 5 to 11 mph. Skies will be partly sunny, with high temperatures near 88. Afternoon thunderstorms could bring rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, according to the National Weather Service.

Tonight the chance of rain decreases to 40 percent with mostly cloudy skies. On Sunday, there is a 50 percent chance of rain with mostly cloudy skies. Wind gusts could reach up to 20 mph with temperatures reaching 88.

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