Afternoon Showers and Storms, Highs in the 80s - NBC 6 South Florida

Afternoon Showers and Storms, Highs in the 80s

More showers and storms expected today, mainly in the afternoon



    Weather Forecast -- 7:30 AM -- June 21, 2012

    Scattered showers with heavy downpours expected again today (Published Thursday, June 21, 2012)

    Miami-Dade and Broward county are enjoying a dry start to the day with few peaks of sunshine. Heavy rain is found Thursday morning in the Keys, with on and off activity mainly in the lower Keys. 

    A moisture spill will begin to form into portions of Dade and Broward in the afternoon, where showers and storms are likely. Highs will struggle to make it to the mid 80s today. 

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    The area of low pressure that’s causing all the rain will slowly slide to the north and into the Gulf of Mexico over the next few days.The National Hurricane Center has put a 30 percent chance of development on the system by the weekend, and it will be kept on close watch. The moisture should linger in South Florida throughout most of the weekend, with high rain chances.

    In the tropics, there are two systems being watched. Tropical storm Chris is still out in the Atlantic, but there is no threat to land. It will continue its Northward direction, and is expected to weaken to a low by the weekend. There is also an area of low pressure that could develop into something in the Gulf of Mexico in the next few days.

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    2012 Hurricane Season Guide