It's been very sunny for the last few days but is about to get wild. According to the Tampa Bay Weather, residents will experience a high of 70 degrees and a low of 50 degrees. But, keep an umbrella in the car because several areas of Florida are expecting lots of rain and thunderstorm.
A lot of rain is expected in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Tampa, and a "marginal weather threat" was identified for parts of northern Florida. This means you have to be extra cautious when driving basically anywhere across the state. It's important to take additional precaution when driving in heavy rain as hydroplaning can occur. Also, be aware of tornado warnings - Florida has been known to get tornadoes out of the blue.
But, thunderstorms and lightning are the biggest threat. Stay away from open areas and stay indoors when possible. It's recommended to avoid the beach as the currents will be strong and the water will be choppy.
The weather will get a little cool during the evening but everything will be back to normal on Thursday morning.
Miami and Fort Lauderdale are expected to get between 1.5 to 2 inches of rain until Wednesday evening. Up to an inch of rain will fall in Northeast Florida. Floridians will definitely need some rain boots these upcoming hours.
The Storm Prediction Center has introduced a low-end, marginal severe weather risk valid for Thursday for much of south Alabama and northwest Florida... Looking at the latest model data, I would say this is on the lower end of "low risk." We'll keep you posted. pic.twitter.com/XRTCivwUvl— Spinks Megginson (@rzweather) February 26, 2019
You know what they say. You need the storm to see the rainbow.