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Wednesday's weather: Warm and windy and an odd tropical development

Sun Sentinel

More wind and warm temperatures in the South Florida weather forecast and a bit of an anomaly ---of no real concern to us--- in the Central Atlantic.

According to the National Weather Service, it will be partly sunny Wednesday with a high near 81 and a 20 percent chance of a shower or two riding in on the breeze.  And those breezy  conditions continue with winds from the east at 11 to 18 mph and gusts up to 25 mph.

The high risk of rip current warning that has been with us for all South Florida beaches remains in effect through at least Thursday morning.

Our breezy and somewhat unsettled weather remains until early next week when a cool front will drop the temperatures a couple of degrees.

Now, about that system located in the Central Atlantic about 700 miles from the Azores and more than 2,000 miles from us.

Some insight from retired NWS meteorologist Jim Lushine: The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a low pressure area in the far northeast Atlantic near the Azores for possible development into a subtropical storm during the next 24 hours.  The system is no threat to us, however, it is a coincidence that the last time a subtropical storm formed in the off season month of April was on this date 25 years ago.  That was followed by the first named storm of the year in August, Andrew. Probably just another coincidence.  Let's hope so.

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