The folks over at the Chamber of Commerce must be doing high fives, as we should see beautiful weather today.
South Florida's Wednesday forecast calls for sunny skies with highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 70s. Thursday should be a degree or two warmer with more clouds.
Central Florida's forecast: Sunny with highs in the mid 80s and lows in the low 60s.
Roaring 40s: From weather expert Jim Lushine:
Of course, the story about the Malaysian airliner disappearance drags on and on.
But here's an interesting twist: The southeastern Indian Ocean, where the jet might have crashed, is one of the worst weather areas in the world. Why?
The southern Indian Ocean, south of 40 degrees south latitude, is known as the "roaring forties." This is because the weather moves quickly in a west to east direction, unlike here in South Florida, where the trade winds usually move weather from east to west.
Not only are there strong winds in the southern Indian Ocean, but the nearest land directly to the west is in South America, giving the waves a potentially uninterrupted stretch of 13,000 miles in which to travel without interference from land.
As a comparison, the distance across the North Atlantic is about 4,500 miles.
As bad as the weather in the Indian Ocean is now, in two months it will be the southern hemisphere's winter season, when the strongest storms occur and the southern hemisphere polar vortex gets involved.