A surge of moisture along the nearby weak stationary front allowed for showers to develop near and over Bermuda in the early morning hours today. These heavy showers over a 5 hour period from 2am to 7am, dumped between 1.5″ and 3″ of rain over Bermuda. This occurred as high tide was coming in at 8am leading to some localized flooding, particularly in low-lying areas that frequently flood during heavy rain events. For this event, the Bermuda Weather Service has reported 1.85″ of rain, while some personal weather stations, particularly in central parishes, have reported between 2.5″ and 3″ of rain.
The stationary front to blame for this morning’s rainstorm has since pushed northwards as a warm front. A weak area of low pressure formed along the stationary front in the Gulf of Mexico and moved northeastwards into North Carolina, drawing the stationary front northwards as a warm front. As a result, continued warm, humid southerly winds are in store for Bermuda.
Expect some lingering showers though late tonight. Largely, the weather this weekend will be dominated by moderate southerly winds. High temperatures should be several degrees above average, in the low 70s. Skies should become a little more settled as fronts stay away to the north and high pressure builds in from the southeast. Although on the whole, more settled weather is in store, but occasional isolated showers are possible as humidity remains high on this southerly flow. Could be much worse weather for the first weekend of February!
For the latest forecast and warning products for Bermuda, see the Bermuda Weather Service.