Expect more gray rainy weather today, including scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Then we should see a nice weekend with lots of sun and pleasant temperatures.
South Florida's Friday forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with afternoon highs in the upper 70s, evening readings in the low 60s and an 70 percent chance of rain. It also should be breezy with gusts up to 20 mph.
The gray conditions should start to clear by this evening, said meteorologist Robert Molleda of the National Weather Service in Miami.
"One more gloomy wet day, then we’ll be done," he said.
Saturday and Sunday are expected to be mostly sunny and breezy with mild mornings and warm afternoons.
Central Florida's Friday forecast: Cloudy in the morning with a 50 percent chance of rain, clearing by afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s, lows in the upper 50s. It also should be breezy with gusts up to 25 mph. The weekend should be nicer.
Tornado anniversary: Again, thanks to Jim Lushine, our resident weather historian, for passing this along:
"Today (April 5) is the 78th anniversary of the deadliest tornado in southeast Florida history.
"Four or five persons were killed and about 35 injured as the tornado moved very slowly across far northern Miami-Dade County affecting the communities of Ojus, Biscayne Park, Little River and Lemon City.
"According to historical reports, the funnel was first sighted in Hialeah, which was considered to be in the Everglades at the time.
"Although there were no measurements of wind speeds, the intensity of F3 (158-206 mph) was assigned at least 45 years after the fact. That was based on a few pictures of damage to structures.
"One oddity of the tornado was its extremely slow forward speed, taking nearly an hour to move about seven miles."