WEATHER

Dry, cooler weather expected early this week in Miami area

 

cteproff@MiamiHerald.com

A patch of rough weather early Saturday that jolted people out of bed — and even damaged a Southwest Miami-Dade home after lightning struck — left it cool and clear to start the week.

“It’s looking like pretty nice weather all week,” said David Ross, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Miami-Dade.

Monday and Tuesday is expected to feel similar to Sunday’s weather — highs in the low-80s and lows in the upper-60s. By Wednesday, temperatures are expected to climb.

"A cool start this morning," said CBS4 meteorologist Michael Smith, with temperpatures across South Florida starting in the mid-60s.

“It will be a little warmer toward the end of the week,” Ross said.

The dry, cooler weather is a result of a cold front that moved through early Saturday off the Gulf of Mexico, Ross said.

The front brought strong wind gusts and heavy rain to parts of Miami-Dade, including Coral Gables and Coconut Grove — where gusts of 50 mph were reported — and also forced a tornado watch covering the region. Flooding was reported in Key Biscayne.

Ross said the weather is now “tranquil.”

The next chance of rain isn’t until Saturday, when Ross said there is a 20 percent chance.

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