Is there relief from the heat and pollen in the air? What Miami’s weather forecast says
Puddles are a memory for many of us and pollen is dusting our cars like a frosted flake.
But South Florida may get a little relief from the dry conditions and summer-like heat starting Tuesday afternoon. A front set to arrive Wednesday could also change the weather a bit through the workweek.
According to Chris Fisher, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Miami, South Florida could see thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon into the early evening due to instability from how hot we are — mid-80s — and some sea breezes.
These potential bangers will be spotty, though.
Wednesday’s front boosts rain and thunderstorm chances from 30% to 40% and continues with a 20% chance Thursday.
“It’s not going to be a significant amount of rain to improve the drought situation but we’ll certainly take whatever we can get today and tomorrow,” Fisher said Tuesday.
Most of Florida is in drought condition, he said, except for Miami that is running right at normal for this time of year.
“Only because we’ve actually had a couple of days of fairly decent rainfall this year,” Fisher explained. Most of South Florida has still seen beyond normal dry conditions in 2023, thus far. “As far as the rest of South Florida we’ve been looking at moderate [drought] to even portions of the area around Lake Okeechobee towards Naples that are in are in a severe drought right now.”
If the rains materialize mid-week some localized areas could get an inch or two but area-wide don’t expect much more than maybe a half-inch to an inch, Fisher said.
Some inland areas could hit 90 Tuesday, but Miami and most of South Florida expect mid- to upper- 80s in the afternoons.
Relief comes with the front.
“It won’t be a significant cool down but it just kind of backs us up to where we should be this time of year” Fisger said,
Expect highs in the upper-70s, low-80s Wednesday to Friday, before climbing a bit on Saturday.
March 28th: Good Morning! Another warm day is expected with highs in the mid 80s near the immediate coast & upper 80s to low 90s inland. There will be a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms over primarily SE Florida this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/F9YdUfk2Zg
— NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) March 28, 2023
Allergy sufferers can attest that pollen levels are high in South Florida lately. If they aren’t sneezing they are seeing the telltale yellow markings on their dusty cars.
According to Pollen.Com, which tracks pollen levels nationwide, Miami’s five-day allergy forecast reveals medium-high levels of pollen on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday will be your relief day, comparatively, as the pollen level drops from highs of 8.5 and 7.5 readings to a 5.5 medium level.
But the pollen counts return to medium-high Friday and Saturday after the rain relief.