Weather alert: ‘Multiple hazards’ in effect for Miami area. What the forecast says
The National Weather Service in Miami issued alerts for “multiple hazards” this weekend in South Florida — one day after Miami set a new high temperature record Friday for the day of 87 degrees.
That beat a record set in Miami of 85 degrees on the same day of the calendar year on Feb. 3, 1985.
Here’s a rundown on the nasty-weather alerts for the weekend:
GUSTY WINDS TODAY! ️ Wind Advisory in effect until 7PM for coastal Palm Beach, coastal Broward, & coastal Miami-Dade counties. There will be sustained NE wind 20 to 30 mph w/ gusts up to 40 mph along the southeastern FL coast.
️Store or secure loose items before strong winds. pic.twitter.com/FH0jtYm9Ei
— NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) February 4, 2023
Strong east to northeasterly winds could produce gusts up to 40 mph Saturday, especially along coastal Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The weather service issued a wind advisory through 7 p.m. Saturday.
The rain chance is at 70% Saturday and 60% in the evening, as the weather service forecast a couple days ago. But the forecast bumped up from 50% to 70% for Sunday.
With these rains, thunderstorms are possible across the eastern half of South Florida Saturday. The main hazards are the gusty winds and potential heavy downpours. Localized flooding is possible Saturday and Sunday.
High surf advisory
Dangerous rip currents along Atlantic Coast beaches through Sunday.
Temperature and week ahead
Highs are forecast in the mid-70s Saturday and 79 Sunday. Look for a drop in temperatures by Sunday evening into the early week, with lows in the upper-60s.
Skies will be mostly clear Monday through the week, but wind gusts over 20 mph persist through Wednesday, according to the weather service.
A Small Craft Advisory is in Effect for ALL the #FLKeys coastal waters . Strong NE-E breezes will prevail today and this evening, as strong high pressure moves offshore from the Mid Atlantic states. Easterly breezes will begin to slacken late tonight. pic.twitter.com/pORba2qq6p
— NWS Key West (@NWSKeyWest) February 4, 2023
Aside from a small craft advisory for Saturday in the Florida Keys, there are no other alerts along the island chain as of Saturday morning. The rain chance is 40% Saturday and Sunday with highs in the upper 70s Saturday and 80 Sunday. Lows around 71 and mostly clear skies into the workweek.