Quiet, for Now
Posted by Brent Cameron
Our weather pattern remains quiet... considering it's typically a very active time of the year (weatherwise). South Florida is under the influence of high pressure both to our east AND to our west. The weaker high is in the Gulf of Mexico, while the stronger area of high pressure is sitting firmly over the western Atlantic. This type of pattern doesn't take us out of the mix for possible showers and storms, but anything would be more focused over interior locations, once the sea breezes merge. Overall storm motion is weak, so there won't be much movement or steering from any developing thunderstorm. Basically, if you're going to cross the Everglades or travel along Alligator Alley, you'll need to prepare for possible strong downpours during the afternoon. Elsewhere, rain will be sparse... and it's great weather for the BEACH. Whatever you choose to do, make sure you're prepared to face strong sunshine and excessive heat. Drink plenty of water and don't over-exert yourself during the peak heating hours of the day. Even though our actual air temperatures will be in the normal range (highs near 90) the "feels like" temperatures will often be in the 100-105 degree range. Of course, that's how it feels to the human body... and that's significant!
The next possible weather change could come by Wednesday or Thursday, as high pressure breaks down (slightly) and more moisture feeds into the region. With the extra moisture we'll likely have increasing rain and storm chances. Stay tuned. We may, at least, be looking at a more typical weather pattern as we get into the start of August.