When the mercury rises in Miami, the island nation is already in the midst of a catastrophic weather pattern.
A tropical storm could sweep across the region in the coming days.
As a precaution, the National Weather Service has issued a “safety advisory” for the city, warning that it may become a “major coastal hazard” as the storm approaches.
A man looks at a pillow that he was given to sleep on as he waits in line at a hotel during a typhoon warning in Miami Beach, Florida, U.S., July 8, 2021.
(Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images)It is the first time the island has had a tropical-storm-like warning since Tropical Storm Wilma in 1991.
Miami has already experienced several tropical storms in the past two years.
Miami Beach has experienced at least two major hurricanes and three tropical storms since Wilma.
It is the third city in Florida to have a tropical warning issued in the last week.
The warning, issued by the National Hurricane Center, is mandatory and can be changed if the weather is not improving.
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“It’s been very intense with very heavy rains, very heavy winds and a very heavy rain event on Monday,” said Mike Toner, a weather service meteorologist.
“We’re seeing a lot of the same conditions in Miami right now.”
Toner said Miami is on track to be in a “critical” hurricane watch area, a category that can include severe weather.
It would not be unusual for the tropical-storms warning to be extended to include the city.
Toner noted that Miami is already under a “severe” hurricane warning.
It will remain a severe weather watch area until further notice.
Toner, who has been working in Miami since the 1990s, said Miami will be in the “critical watch” until at least the end of the week.
Toner said the city could see winds of 150 mph.
“We’re already seeing some really bad weather on the ground right now.
You have tornadoes, we’ve had one, and now we’re seeing one more,” he said.
“It’s not good.
I’m looking forward to the next two weeks.
It’s going to be a lot worse.”
Hurricane warnings and warnings in effect in the Miami-Dade and Broward counties for the entire week are in effect.
In Broward County, the Miami Beach Fire Department and the National Guard are working to assist emergency crews dealing with damage and flooding in parts of the city and surrounding area.
The National Guard is also using the storm as an opportunity to drill for downed trees and other structures.
The National Weather Services says it has issued up to 30 tropical storm-like watches, which can be expanded if the storm becomes a major hurricane.
“There’s going a lot going on here,” said Dora Peralta, a meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
“I would say the chances of a tropical cyclone hitting Miami are low.
I would say if it does come through, it could be very devastating.”
The forecast for Miami comes a week after Hurricane Wilma, which made landfall near Miami in June, knocked out power and caused widespread flooding in South Florida.