More Hazy Days
Posted by Brent Cameron
You may feel a bit of "deja vu" in the days ahead. Just like 1-week ago, we're getting the arrival of significant African Dust. This large shield of drier air (known as "Saharan Air") originated thousands of miles ago, from the desert lands of Africa. Since then, it has remained suspended... high in the sky... while getting pushed across the entire Atlantic Ocean. You'll detect the difference in our sky as hazy weather is likely. As we saw last week, the change in air will keep mostly dry conditions around, too. Even though we're in the Rainy Season, it simply won't seem like it!
The weather map shows a building ridge of high pressure that expands across Florida. The high is actually controlling most of the region, extending from the western Atlantic into the Gulf of Mexico. This type of pattern is highlighted by sinking air that is generally stable. This, of course, is in complete contrast to what we had on Sunday and Monday... which involved rising air and deeper moisture.
The hot and hazy weather will continue through the rest of the week.
There is some activity in the tropics. It's an area of low pressure that's currently spinning over the north central Atlantic. The disturbance has a slight chance of developing, but regardless, it will only be an issue for the shipping lanes. By the way, its potential for developing is only for another day or two... before it reaches cooler waters.