Brighter Times Ahead?
Posted by Brent Cameron
Steady, ongoing sunshine has been a challenge for south Florida in recent days. In fact, we've been dealing with higher-than-normal rain and storm chances. The reason? There's a lot of moisture being pumped-out of the tropical Caribbean waters. That excess moisture has contributed to our very steamy air and associated heavy downpours. Looking ahead, we are forecasting a weather change that will unfold from Tuesday into Wednesday. That change will be highlighted by decreasing moisture and fewer showers (as a result).
Our weather is under the control of weak high pressure in the western Atlantic. Additionally, there's much lower pressure to our south (in the Caribbean) and that will contribute to a better breeze. Winds will continue to arrive from the southeast (mainly) and temperatures will be in the seasonal range.
The slight drying trend won't hold for too many days. As we head toward the upcoming weekend, another "moisture surge" could be coming. If that happens, you can count on increasing showers and storms again. Stay tuned.
In the Tropics, we're still following Ernesto. The system is now approaching the northern coast of Belize or Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Ernesto has been slowing down in forward speed, and it may reach hurricane strength prior to landfall... which is expected early Wednesday morning.