The computer models are all in strong agreement that this storm is coming near Florida on Sunday. It’s forecast to be a tropical storm until just before nearing Florida, at which point intensification to category 1 hurricane is expected. I’ve enabled the sea surface temperature color overlay on this map to illustrate why.
Yeeeowch that’s hot.
Sorry, my One State Under Rick Scott has banned me from saying “CLIMATE CHANGE”.
The sea creatures are out there drinking frozen martinis to cope with these sea surface temps. Boaters are advised to watch out for tipsy porpoises.
As always, if you want to play with this cool data visualization tool, QSY to the University of Wisconsin CIMSS tropical page and click on the system of interest.