The weather, currently.
A low-pressure system that remains from former Hurricane Agatha has entered the Gulf of Mexico.
With the Gulf sea surface temperatures running as much as 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 °F) hotter than normal — a chronic problem caused by the warming climate — the system has a high chance of having the needed fuel to regenerate into a new tropical cyclone. There is high confidence that this new developing system won’t amount to much more than a depression or low-end tropical storm — it will be given the name Alex if it does so.
The main threat from this system is heavy rain and flooding. South Florida is in the bullseye for seeing very heavy rain. Damaging winds are unlikely — though a few gusts to tropical storm strength can be expected. Even if the winds stay below damage-inducing thresholds, some pockets of power outages will probably be observed. And there will be a risk of isolated tornadoes.
The worst of the weather can be expected on Friday night and Saturday morning.— John Morales
What you need to know, currently.
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be bringing on legendary weather reporter, John Morales, to cover Miami and Puerto Rico.
Said Currently’s Chief Meteorologist Anthony Torres:
“It is an absolute honor to have John Morales join us at Currently. He is not only a household name in South Florida and Puerto Rico, but also a trailblazer and a personal mentor to so many wonderful people in our field. Not only has he built a reputation of trust in delivering life-saving weather information to both English and Spanish speaking households, he also fundamentally understands the moment we are living in this Climate Emergency. He has consistently leveraged his position as Chief Meteorologist as a platform to educate everyone on how the choices we make as a society today will impact the type of climate we live in the future. This is exactly the type of weather and climate reporting we aspire to make the norm not only at Currently, but in weather reports everywhere.”