The showers and windy weather in Florida has led to the shutdown of multiple COVID-19 testing sites for the weekend. The change in the weather conditions because of a low-pressure system of the coast of Florida caused 14 state-run virus testing sites to close, which also included University High School in Orange City and Brevard Eastern Florida State College’s Palm Bay campus.

The Florida Department of Health announced that the testing sites will remain closed until Monday. Miami Dade County has also decided to keep the testing sites temporarily closed, which will include the centers like Hard Rock Stadium, Amelia Earhart Park, etc. The record rain in South Florida is already being considered as the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season of the year.

While the testing centers have been closed for this weekend only, AccuWeather meteorologists believe that the conditions will be more conducive in a couple of days. Hence, the system needs to make arrangements for a tropical depression or storm over Florida’s warm water offshore along with that of areas near the Bahamas.

In case the storm doesn’t get organized soon and the movements end up over a little cooler water, a subtropical depression or storm is expected to cause, which may be the first tropical or subtropical storm of the year to be called Arthur. AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski said that the named storm will track the southeastern U.S. offshore and will likely pass through 75 to 125 miles off the coast of Outer Banks of North Carolina on Sunday night or lately by Monday. This will be the time when the storm will be at its maximum intensity with winds blowing at a steady speed of 50-60 mph, he added.

“While it still appears that the worst of the storm will stay offshore, we are monitoring the potential for the storm to track closer to the coast and bring Outer Banks more substantial rain and wind,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Rob Miller said.

In addition to the already mentioned testing centers, there are multiple other COVID-19 examination units that have been shut down, including FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, Mitchell Moore Park, Broward War Memorial, Urban League, CB Smith Park, etc.