Weather Patterns on Fast Forward?

The weather has been absolutely gorgeous! We celebrate Earth Day tomorrow, the bonefish are happy, and marlin arrived a little earlier in the islands this year. And, according to the weather forecasters, possibly tropical storm season might be a tad early too?

From the weather service:

A low pressure area about 460 miles northeast of Puerto Rico has developed thunderstorms near its center and, as of 3:30 p.m., already had developed gale-force winds, of 39 to 54 mph. Sustained winds of 39 mph means a tropical storm.

“Slow development of this system is possible during the next couple days,” a special off-season tropical weather outlook said. But the chance of it becoming a tropical depression or tropical storm stood this afternoon at only 20 percent. Conditions then become even less favorable over the next two days.

To learn more, here’s the blog posting this evening on the Palm Beach Post website announcing the ‘area of interest.’

Boaters, as always, monitor the latest weather reports before heading out. Hopefully this will fizzle out and let’s hope it doesn’t mean the dreaded “H” season is going to be early this year.