Summer is on the way. Or at least summer weather.
After a pattern of dry weather in South Florida, with blue skies and low humidity, the summer pattern is set to arrive with a flash and a bang on Monday night and Tuesday. And the storms will likely stick around the first part of the week.
The National Weather Service’s Miami forecast calls for scattered thunderstorms Tuesday night and through Wednesday. Storms could cause flooding and winds up to 40 mph.
The rain will also bring slightly cooler temperatures, with highs in the mid-80s and lows in the high 70s all week.
Rain chance is 60 percent Tuesday and 50 percent Wednesday, and decreasing toward the end of the week, said Sam Shamburger, a lead forecaster with the National Weather Service in Miami-Dade.
The forecast calls for partly sunny weather on Friday and Saturday, with highs in the mid-80s.
“The weather will be a little better for outdoor activities this weekend,” Shamburger said.
The predicted storms coincide with National Hurricane Preparedness Week — a reminder that hurricane season begins June 1.