Posted by Brent Cameron
As we round out the weekend, you'll notice more clouds arriving from the ocean. A large, but broken cloud mass extends across the entire Bahama island chain... then south. Moisture from deep in the tropics continues to gather and spread toward Cuba, the Straits and south Florida. When we have the arrival of so much moisture (especially this time of the year) it doesn't take much to set-off rounds of storms.
Scattered thunderstorms are likely on both Sunday and Monday. Then, there appears to be another push of dry "Saharan Air" by mid-week. That, by the way, is African Dust that stays suspended in the air while traversing the entire Atlantic Ocean! Coincidentally, we saw the very same pattern exactly 1-week ago: stormy weather, followed by drier times with hot and hazy conditions. Even though we're getting our due share of tropical air, we're fortunate that conditions are not favorable for tropical systems (like tropical storms or hurricanes).
As always, if you hear thunder or see lightning, move indoors or seek safe shelter.