Tropical Depression Nine was classified late last evening in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico and will likely become Tropical Storm Hanna later today as it moves toward the Yucatan Peninsula. The system is expected to stay well south of Florida through the next five days and then move quickly across Cuba and the Central Bahamas into the Atlantic ocean next week.
We saw a warm westerly winds on Tuesday ahead of an approaching cold front providing seasonable highs in the mid-80s. We saw some showers late in the afternoon along the coast, and some shower activity continued through last evening, although most spots remained dry. A weak cold front will slide through today but will have little, if any, moisture with associated with it. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy overnight with lows in the low to mid-60s. Winds will turn to the north northeast later today and temperatures will cool off just a degree or two for afternoon highs; most will top out in the low to mid-80s Wednesday afternoon. It will be mostly dry once again but a couple of showers are possible south of Interstate 4. This will be the trend again on Thursday.
Later in the week, our rain chances may increase slightly, especially for those south of Interstate 4, due to our new tropical system. At this time, it seems the system will pass well to the south of our area, so most of the steady rain will stay well south of Central Florida. The tropical system will push by to the south of us this weekend, causing drier air to filter into Central Florida behind the low for the weekend. A look ahead to the weekend features plenty of sun each day with highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s.
In the tropics, Invest 92, is near the Azores and has a low chance for tropical development in the next five days.
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