Seven-day forecast from the ECMWF.
It will strengthen very slowly over the next 48 to 72 hours as it tracks westward with time, but this will likely remain a "fish storm" with no impact to land.
A deep southeast flow is what has meteorologists forecasting downpours, gusty winds and frequent lightning as it moves across the area. This system is expected to move near the Florida Peninsula this weekend. Expect increased rain chances with best chances along the coast in the morning, then into our inland areas early afternoon and then along the I-75 corridor in the late afternoon and early evening.
Tonight: Activity will be focused again over the coastal waters tonight as the onshore flow pushes a few showers and storms towards the I-95 corridor overnight. For instance, the GFS forecast for Friday morning 9/7 is showing max winds of 71kts, while the Euro forecast is showing max winds of 41kts or a weak Tropical Storm.
An area of broad low pressure is now moving through the Northern Gulf, expected to increase the chance for rain and thunderstorms across the Brazos Valley Sunday, Labor Day Monday, and Tuesday.
The heaviest rain is expected to fall in South Florida, he said. And, now that the weather is cooling down a bit, are we in for more dramatic weather?
Writing on Twitter, the center said: "Over the next 14 days, we do not normally see the weird tropical cyclones as strong as #Ophelia form in this part of the Northern Atlantic with a central pressure of 943mb, as the same of the equivalent in Category 4 hurricanes". Your photo could end up on Spectrum News 13.