AccuWeather has forecasted a possible onslaught of heavy rain and flooding this week in Miami and Florida. An incoming cool front bringing thunderstorms is expected to collide with the remnants of Tropical Depression Three, which has been downgraded to a tropical rainstorm. These remnants could enhance the coming thunderstorms' rainfall and intensity.
While the tropical rainstorm is not likely to strengthen or reorganize, it still poses a threat when combined with other storm systems. These threats include lightning, flash flooding, and rip currents along the East Coast, so be cautious if you plan to swim. But when exactly will this collision occur?
"During Tuesday night through Thursday, showers and thunderstorms directly associated with the tropical feature will become intertwined with showers and thunderstorms related to the front," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Adam Douty.
The National Hurricane Center's Tuesday advisory reports that the tropical rainstorm is currently moving up the coast at 17 mph with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. This will be the center's last advisory on this storm system as it disperses across the Atlantic, and is no longer at risk of becoming a tropical storm.
Heavy thunderstorms are expected tonight and tomorrow night in Miami, with additional showers forecasted throughout the week. Today's forecast includes winds of 7-21 mph and a 60% chance of thunderstorms. Temperatures will remain high this week.
While the tropical rainstorm off the east coast of Florida is declining, there is new tropical activity to watch. Currently, something is brewing in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This potential storm may threaten Florida. The National Hurricane Center is giving this new disturbance a 20% chance of storm formation in the next 5 days.
Stay safe out there, Miamians. For more information about the weather you can check here.