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Weather will improve in time to enjoy the ‘Super Pink Moon’

The April pink moon will shine brighter and loom larger than March’s worm moon and any other full moon in 2020. Named for the color of spring flowers, not the moon’s actual coloring, the pink moon will be the biggest full moon of the year.
The April pink moon will shine brighter and loom larger than March’s worm moon and any other full moon in 2020. Named for the color of spring flowers, not the moon’s actual coloring, the pink moon will be the biggest full moon of the year.(Courtesy of NASA)

Weather that moved across South Florida Sunday evening and night prompting a warning from the National Weather Service about the slight risk of tornadoes, hail and flooding is moving out of the region.

Showers continued to move across the area early Monday and made for a wet and slippery morning commute — but conditions have started to clear and should remain that way for the first full moon of spring, known as the Super Pink Moon.

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According to the weather service, clouds will stick around Monday and the high temperature will be about 82. Winds will be light from the northeast early on and then shift to come out of the east at 6 to 11 mph. And then, some high pressure moves in.

“This will allow for drier air to work into the region tonight into Tuesday leading to mostly dry conditions over the region,” the weather service wrote in Monday morning’s Area Forecast Discussion.

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Tuesday is expected to be mostly sunny with highs in the lower 80s during the day and lows in the lower 70s Tuesday night.

April’s full moon will rise Tuesday night. Traditionally known as the Pink Moon, it will also be a “spectacular supermoon," according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

The biggest and brightest full moon of the year will be visible after sunset and reach its peak illumination a little after 10:30 p.m.

“What is commonly called a supermoon happens when the moon comes closest to us, at perigee, and is either at a full moon or new moon phase,” Tania de Sales Marques, an astronomer with the Royal Observatory, U.K., told Newsweek.

This month’s supermoon is the second of three consecutive such moons — following one in March and one that will happen on May 7th.

As the full moon subsides, South Florida’s conditions should remain good for viewing all things outside.

Wednesday through Friday night is expected to be mostly clear with highs around 90 and lows in lower 70s, according to the meteorologists.

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