Brace yourself, South Florida. The storms are here, and they’re not going away.
After Tuesday’s thunderstorms, the National Weather Service’s Miami forecast predicts only a slightly smaller chance of scattered showers Wednesday afternoon and evening.
And those summer-like storms will stick around for the unofficial start of summer — Memorial Day weekend.
The forecast calls for partly sunny skies during the day for the weekend and the Monday holiday. But continued isolated thunderstorms will still be a threat, with at least a 40 percent chance of rain every day through Memorial Day.
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“Monday looks a tad bit better, but not much,” said Steven Ippoliti, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “So there will be a chance of storms all weekend.”
The weekend nights will be mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-70s and winds averaging up to 10 mph.
Temperatures during the day throughout the week will continue to have highs in the mid-80s and lows in the high-70s.
The forecast also warns of a possible risk of rip currents at Atlantic beaches because of increased winds.
A low-pressure system may form to the north of South Florida over the weekend, but Ippoliti said any impact would most likely be felt in Georgia and the Carolinas.
If you’re planning on taking a road trip out of Florida, expect higher temperatures and less rain as you leave the state.
On Tuesday, thunderstorms brought both heavy rain and hail to South Florida.