Friday, 20 September, 2019

A few dry days before weekend rain

Mos Antenor 42 drives a bulldozer while clearing the road after Hurricane Dorian Mclean's Town Grand Bahama Bahamas Friday Sept. 13 2019 A couple of tropical systems could be concerns for us
Sandy Nunez | 12 September, 2019, 00:55

Computer models seem to want to develop this system into a tropical depression by Friday and then perhaps Tropical Storm Humberto by Sunday.

The biggest system is Tropical Storm Gabrielle, which is far out in the Atlantic and does not pose any threat to land in the next couple days as it heads in the general direction of Ireland and Scotland, the National Hurricane Center says.

A broad low pressure system east of the Lesser Antilles is given only a 10 percent chance of development over five days.

"Environmental conditions could become a little more conducive for development when the disturbance moves near the Bahamas and Florida late this week", the center said.

The system is expected to bring thunderstorms and disorganized showers over the Bahamas Thursday, the NHC reported.

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This system isn't expected to develop over the next few days as it moves very slowly to the west-northwest across the Bahamas. The hurricane center is only giving us a 20% chance of development within the next five days and zero chance with in the next two.

"Still a long ways off and this is way out in the Atlantic, but this is an area we'll watch pretty closely as we get into next week", Weber added.

Closer to home, rain chances are low for Wednesday.

Winds will generally range between 15 and 20 miles per hour (with higher gusts). It will feel more like the triple-digit temperatures. Temperatures will climb into the mid-90s this afternoon with the heat index between 97 and 102. Expect rain chances at 30% on Thursday and increasing to 60% on Friday and 70% for Saturday and for Sunday.