A jetliner is pushed away from its gate at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

A jetliner is pushed away from its gate at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. (Ken Kaye, Sun Sentinel)

Expect an overall nice week with lots of sun, mild mornings and warm afternoons. A weak cold front is expected to increase the chance of rain on Wednesday.

South Florida's Monday forecast calls for sunny skies with highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s. Tuesday should be a couple degrees warmer.

Central Florida's forecast: Mostly sunny with highs in the low 80s and lows in the upper 50s.

El Niño watch: From weather expert Jim Lushine:


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NOAA has issued an El Niño watch, meaning this weather altering phenomena could form this summer or fall. If so, it would be the first time in four years.

El Niño is the large-scale atmospheric pattern best known for suppressing tropical storm formation.

Would it alter the odds of a hurricane striking South Florida? In a word, no. It doesn't matter whether we're in El Niño or not, our odds of experiencing a hurricane are the same.

We have been struck by a hurricane during seasons with above, below, and near normal number of hurricanes. 

Since 1950, there have been eleven years in which South Florida was struck by a hurricane. In those eleven years, El Niño emerged three times, La Niña three times, and neutral conditions five times.