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By: latinamericansummary , 12:37 PM GMT on April 17, 2014
Weather Underground Forecast for Friday, April 18, 2014
A strong low pressure system will shift eastward across the Gulf of Mexico on Friday. A line of showers and thunderstorms will trail this system and sweep across eastern Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula. Mexico City can expect afternoon and evening thunderstorms with a high of 77(F)/ 25(C), while Cancun will have a slight chance of thunderstorms with a high of 85(F)/ 29(C). This system will also usher stormy weather across several Central American countries, including Guatemala, Belize and Honduras. Across the Caribbean, similar conditions can be expected across Cuba and The Bahamas. Meanwhile, an easterly wave of low pressure will bring wet weather to the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. For more information regarding the tropics, please visit http://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/.
In South America, an onshore flow from the Atlantic will push a warm, muggy air mass across Brazil. This system will trigger widespread showers and thunderstorms across northeastern and central Brazil on Friday. Stormy conditions will also develop across Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The heaviest rain will occur along eastern facing mountain slopes along the Andes. Strong thunderstorms will move across Paraguay and southeastern Brazil as the tail end of a cold frontal boundary sweeps across the region. To the south, a low pressure system will trek eastward away from southern Argentina. This system will continue to provide light precipitation and gusty winds to Patagonia.
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