LOTS to Watch
Posted by Brent Cameron
Even though our local conditions are relatively quiet, there's plenty of "weather" to pay attention to in the days ahead. High pressure has backed-down and that's creating a more unsettled set-up. To our north, there's a weak front that is nearly stationary (extending eastward from the Gulf states). Then, south of the frontal boundary, there's a ton of steamy air in place... all across Florida! With more moisture arriving on Monday and Tuesday, we'll see the return of (at least) scattered showers and storms. By the way, steering winds remain light, so storms could dump a lot of rain on favored locations!
The tropics seem to be heating up, again. As of this writing, there's 1 classified system AND 1 that's likely to be the next! Hurricane Gordon is far away in the northeastern Atlantic, impacting the Azores Islands. The "next" one to watch is presently in the central Atlantic and moving westward... at a swift pace. Forecast models both hint at the feature developing SOON and moving in the general direction of the Leeward Islands. Hurricane Hunters are scheduled (tentatively) to fly over the disturbance on Tuesday... for a better look at what's going on. Regardless, we'll need to keep-up with its track and forecast path as the week continues.