Parts of South Florida reported 24-hour totals of up to 4 inches of rain through Sunday morning, with with isolated higher amounts the National Weather Service said. Heavies rain was reported in western suburbs of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. (Image credit: NWS-Miami)
Saturday’s thunderstorm activity did not go unnoticed in Fort Pierce, where record rainfall was recorded with 1.54 inches. That beat the old record of 1.45 inches set in 2002, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne.
(Image credit: NHC)
TROPICS WATCH: Another potential tropical system may be developing in the North-Central Atlantic — thousands of miles from the actual tropics. A separte disturbance that was being tracked by the National Hurricane Center in the Main Development Region of the Atlantic fizzled out on Sunday long before it even darkened the doorway of the Lesser Antilles.
Instead, the more promising low was designated Invest 98L by the NHC at around the same latitude as Chicago. It was forecast to move southeast, over warmer water, and chances of tropical or subtropical development were upped to 20 percent by the end of the week.
Forecast models showed it moving southeast over the next three days. A few intensity models predicted weak tropical storm development.
It’s reminiscent of the origins of Hurricane Chris and Tropical Storm Debby, both of which gained steam over more northern latitudes.
Based on the late Sunday of the GFS, things look pretty clear in the Atlantic through August 28.
Forecast tracks for Invest 98. (Credit: SFWMD)