More Rain is Coming
Posted by Brent Cameron
Rain is moving across Florida from the south. In time, significant rain will bombard more south Florida locations, and probably linger through the rest of the week. The higher moisture content will make it capable of receiving several inches of rain with possible street flooding. In fact, our Channel 7 in-house models are suggesting as much of 5 inches of rain (in spots) by the weekend.
Fortunately, the ground has had a few days to dry out from last week's rainy stretch. Our early-week winds have also helped speed-up the drying process. Now, with so much available moisture... in combination with low pressure in the northwest Caribbean... the stage is set for daily downpours.
The National Hurricane Center will continue keeping a watch on the big moisture shield and spin... as it lifts northward out of the Caribbean. The chance for tropical cyclone development appears low with this disturbance (at least for now). We'll track the low pressure area as it moves into the southern Gulf of Mexico later this week. Then, the longer range forecast models are somewhat "split" on the overall movement of the low. Most suggest a track toward the western Gulf while a few are showing the low break-up into two pieces (and moving in opposite directions)! Regardless of where the low actually goes, as long as deep moisture holds over the region... we'll find plenty of rain around.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday afternoon, the Hurricane Center classified Tropical Storm Chris in the north central Atlantic. It is not a threat to any land areas and the life of Chris as a tropical system is likely to be very short (only a couple days, or so).
Finally, the start of the summer season is only hours away. The transition of seasons will take place on Wednesday evening, at 7:09 pm.