Posted by Brent Cameron
On the heels of a sometimes-stormy weekend, the start of the work week will feature some improvement. Lately, deep tropical moisture has been streaming directly into south Florida making for unsettled conditions. That moisture is now breaking-up and drier air is arriving.
High pressure, coming from the western Atlantic Ocean, will be our primary weather-maker on Monday. Light, southerly winds will still account for a lot of humidity. Any random storms that flare-up will be from the daily sea breeze boundary... so you may still encounter an isolated storm during the mid-day time frame. Since moisture levels are dropping, we don't expect numerous storms (like we saw over the weekend).
The real "wild card" this week involves a weak tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea. The wave (very disorganized) includes remnants from the former tropical depression 7. It's moving generally westward and spreading some thunderstorms over several island nations in the Caribbean. The associated moisture is likely to remain south of Cuba... especially if high pressure holds its ground during the middle of the week. As a result of the Atlantic high, it's doubtful that we'll tap into much (if any) of the tropical moisture with the wave. If all goes as planned, the wave and majority of storms will move toward Cuba and extend southward, on Wednesday.