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 toward the Florida Peninsula.
Subsequently, some slow development is possible as the disturbance turns northeastward and moves over the western Atlantic.
Regardless of development, locally heavy rains are possible over portions of the Bahamas and the Florida Peninsula during the next couple of days, just in time for the start of SunFest.

The weather should clear up for the rest of weekend according to local meteorologists.

If the system develops into a named storm, it will be called “Andrea.”

Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 5-11, 2019, is a great time to remind everyone that it’s never too soon to start preparing for a hurricane.

South Floridians are most vulnerable to the damage and devastation of hurricanes and other tropical disturbances between June 1st and November 30th. With so many things to think about when a storm threatens, it’s critical to start getting your plan ready now.

Each day of Hurricane Preparedness Week is focused on a different preparedness tip. Learn more.