Late Summer Lull
Posted by Brent Cameron
These days are sometimes called the "dog days of summer" ... due to lingering sultry weather as the summer season drags on. Of course, we're still in the Rainy Season, too, and heading into the heart of hurricane season!
During the weekend, many locations across south Florida picked up significant rain. It even included a record rainfall in Miami (on Saturday). Moisture levels have dropped slightly over the past 24 hours but the decrease isn't very noticeable.
As the early week continues, storms will tend to target spots that are well inland. The developing sea breezes will merge over interior south Florida... sparking times of thunder over the Everglades and interior regions again on Tuesday.
Looking toward the middle of the week, then, we'll be watching the proximity of a tropical wave that's crossing the Caribbean. The wave itself is expected to remain south of Cuba. However, the associated moisture may try to move in our direction. If the excess moisture arrives here, we'll see more cloud cover with higher rain and storm chances (both Wednesday and Thursday).
The tropics are behaving nicely, for now. There are no organized systems and the potential for anything new... remains low.