Storm Central

NHC Monitoring Tropical Disturbance in Gulf

Update: If hurricane Barry happens he will join a number of increased storms. Two of which are major hurricanes. — WPEC CBS12 News (@CBS12) June 4, 2019 We continue to monitor a tropical disturbance located in the Southern Gulf of Mexico. This is approximately 900 miles to the WSW of West Palm Beach. The […]

NOAA Predicts Near Normal 2019 Hurricane Season

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration issued an updated forecast Thursday afternoon predicting 9 to 15 named storms with as many as 8 becoming hurricanes. Between 2-3 are expected to grow into major hurricanes of category 3 strength or greater. A Category 3 storm can pack winds of up to 110 MPH. 2018 was considered […]

“Andrea” Forms in Atlantic

Andrea continues to weaken. Winds are now down to 35 mph and the storm is expected to dissipate sometime later today or tomorrow. The storm was named yesterday, 10 days prior to the start of the hurricane season. Andrea is not predicted to pose a threat to Florida. The area is several hundred miles southwest […]

National Hurricane Center

Early Tropical Storm May Form Near The Bahamas Next Week

Just over 2 weeks before the official start of the 2019 hurricane season an area of low pressure is expected to form east of the Bahamas and may develop into the first tropical storm of the year. Should it achieve tropical storm status (minimum sustained winds of 39 MPH) it would be given the name […]

You May Need an Umbrella for SunFest

Sunfest kicks off tonight at 5:00 p.m. in downtown West Palm Beach and forecasters are calling for a 90% chance of rain. The weather maker is here the National Weather Service of Miami says there is an excellent of rain and thunderstorms today through Friday. So you may want to take the umbrella. Here is […]

NHC Watching an Area of Low Pressure Off South Florida

With the start of Hurricane Season 2019 just one month away, the National Hurricane Center in Miami is watching trough of low pressure near the northwestern Bahamas for possible development. The system is producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity. Little development is expected during the next couple of days as the system moves generally northwestward […]

NOAA: Hurricane Michael was a Category 5

The damage left behind by Hurricane Michael, which was classified as a Category 4 storm, speaks for itself…it was a monster. Scientists at NOAA’s National Hurricane Center have now upgraded Hurricane Michael to a Category 5. Scientists say after analyzing all data on Hurricane Michael, they determined the storm made landfall with wind speeds of […]

Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds and Thunderstorms in PM Forecast

850 WFTL Storm Central  is tracking a strong line of storms heading toward Palm Beach County and it should arrive early this afternoon. South Florida plan on a busy weather day ahead of cold front. Pockets of heavy with a storm or two possible. Some could be strong. The front will lag behind, so we […]