92L may not develop, but more heavy rain on the way

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Enhanced surf and rip currents will progress northwestward when the storm sweeps across Florida.

Staff Report

It appears two areas of interest in the Atlantic — Invest 92L and a tropical wave behind it — have a low chance to develop into the next tropical depression or storm as of Sunday morning.

But Accuweather is reporting that the chance of heavy rain, increased downpours and rough surf are expected across Florida by the middle of the week.

“Downpours will arrive over the rest of the Bahamas on Tuesday, then into southern Florida Tuesday night and Wednesday,” AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski said.

Enhanced surf and rip currents will progress northwestward with the storm. Boaters and beachgoers should exercise caution and heed all advisories.

Accuweather also noted that a strong front diving across the Southeast late in the week could interact with 92L and further enhance torrential rainfall across the Sunshine State.

Another area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms located about 1,000 miles east of the Leeward Islands will likely be steered to the north, well away from any land mass.

In the Pacific, Tropical Storm Kenneth is forecast to become a hurricane today.

Kenneth is maintaining maximum sustained winds of 70 mph with higher gusts, according to the National Hurricane Center. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the center.

Kenneth is moving toward the west near 15 mph. A slower west-northwestward motion is expected today, and a turn toward the northwest is forecast to occur by late Monday.

There are currently no coastal watches or warnings in effect for Kenneth.

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