Watching the Tropics
Posted by Brent Cameron
As the week continues, it will be necessary to follow the progress of a couple disturbances from the tropics. The first feature is a tropical wave moving across the Lesser Antilles. The wave is responsible for squally weather conditions: gusty winds and heavy downpours. Disorganized thunderstorms will likely spread from the eastern Caribbean region, moving westward. The other feature to watch is a low pressure area in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. We'll have plenty of time to track its progress while the National Hurricane Center monitors its development potential. In the short term (through the middle of the week) it is not likely to organize. However, some of the forecast models are suggesting the possibility of a depression or storm as it moves west or northwest. It's way too early to determine if it will ever be a concern for ANY land areas. Stay tuned.
As we head into the month of August, our local pattern will be undergoing more changes. Suddenly, we'll be facing more times of rain and storms. Heavy downpours, too, will become more common during the late week time frame. Deeper, tropical moisture will be in place... and that's a good reason to count on daily downpours.