The 4th of July holiday weekend has arrived as we celebrate Independence Day and the weather is looking great overall for July standards in South Florida!
Every day this weekend – Saturday through Monday – will feature the same setup. Expect isolated showers near the coast in the morning, followed by scattered afternoon storms in inland areas. The chance of rain will remain stable between 20 and 30%. Given high winds blowing ashore at 10-20 mph, this should keep the afternoon storms pinned to the west coast of Florida. But the breeze will also bring a high risk of rip currents to east coast beaches this weekend, so if you plan to go in the water, be sure to swim at a supervised beach.
Otherwise it will be hot and humid with high temperatures rather typical for this time of year with highs near 90 degrees, more like the upper 90s in the afternoon and lows near 80 degrees.
In the tropics, there are two active tropical storms: Bonnie and Colin.
Bonnie is currently (Saturday morning) over Central America near southern Nicaragua and is expected to maintain her organization, so once she moves over the eastern Pacific Ocean , it should remain as a tropical storm with the name Bonnie. Then by the middle of next week, Bonnie is expected to intensify into a hurricane south of Mexico.
There’s also Tropical Storm Colin, which formed early Saturday morning near the South Carolina coast with winds of up to 40 mph. Colin is expected to maintain that intensity throughout his life as he follows the Carolinas coast and clings east to reach the Outer Banks tomorrow. As a result, tropical storm warnings are in effect from the Georgetown, South Carolina area to the Outer Banks.
Have a good week-end!