In and Out
Posted by Brent Cameron
"In and out" showers and storms have been roaming the region so far this week. The pattern remains unsettled due to excessive moisture and several disturbances near us. If you're looking for a noticeable change in our local weather, you'll need to be patient. The best possible time for improvement could arrive as the weekend nears, and as high pressure gradually "takes back control".
The weather map continues to show plenty of features contributing to instability, both in the lower and higher atmosphere. Expect more rounds of showers... some more significant than others... as we continue through the week. Since we'll still be lacking sunshine, temperatures won't be as high as they would, otherwise. Still, humidity readings will remain elevated and the steamy air will be coming from the southeast. Finally, we're not able to get much of a breeze (outside of some strong wind gusts rushing out of existing thunderstorms). The light wind pattern will keep it rather uncomfortable, at least at times, with occasional cooling from bursts of rain.
As we get into the middle of July, you should expect typical summer heat and storms... with some brighter sunshine. Meanwhile, the Tropics are nice and quiet in our part of the world. The 3 bodies of water that we closely monitor (Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf) are all free of organized tropical activity. Simply put, there are only a few "tropical waves" traversing some spots, but they don't show any signs of developing.