Dorian Downpours to Graze South Florida
July 31, 2013; 8:13 AM
While Dorian is likely to remain disorganized, disruptive downpours will continue to spread northwestward from the Bahamas to South Florida into the end of the week.
In most cases, Dorian’s impact will be an unwanted downpour or brief squall, but for a few locations, it could be more significant.
Dorian is essentially a tropical wave, or a very weak tropical disturbance at this time, but it still poses travel disruptions and perhaps occasional risks to lives and property.
People in the path of Dorian should continue to monitor the system, especially from the standpoint of enhanced rainfall, possible flooding and locally gusty thunderstorms.
Popular cruise stops in Nassau and Freeport, Bahamas, bathers and sun worshipers at Miami Beach and people vacationing in Orlando could face some disruptions. Locally gusty storms could cause delays at the airports in Miami, Tampa and Orlando and along I-75, I-95 and the Florida Turnpike.