Hurricane season is nearing, and a tropical storm called Ida is gathering steam off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.
Tropical Storm Ida will slowly intensify this week as it stays over warm water without a lot of shear. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says additional strengthening is forecast during the next day or so, followed by slight weakening on Wednesday.
The storm’s maximum sustained winds on Tuesday morning are near 45mph with some fluctuations in strength possible during the next two days, according to the US National Hurricane Centre.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 mb (29.62 inches). Then the trough will weaken and Ida will begin moving north northwest to north. Forecasters expect a northwestward motion with a decrease in forward speed over the next 24 hours.
South Florida’s Tuesday forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high temperature of about 87 degrees, a low of about 77 and a 40 percent chance of rain. She revealed that Ida’s low-level circulation center wasn’t situated in the center of the primary mass of storm clouds, which means that vertically blowing wind was likely preventing the storm from growing too big.