More rain on the way
Posted by Phil Ferro
We had a spectacular end to the month of September as our weekend shaped up to be a nice one with partly cloudy skies and temperatures that are typical for this time of year. The same can't be said for October as we have welcomed the month with heavy rainfall through out our region due to low pressure that is drawing up deep tropical moisture. Showers continue to develop over the Straits of Florida which are expected to produce more rounds of heavy rain during the next 24 hours. We will see gradual improvement as the week progresses and slightly drier air attempts to make its way to our area. However, the possibility for scattered showers and thunderstorms remains, especially inland.
Meanwhile in the tropics...
There is an area of showers and thunderstorm activities that is associated with a disturbance located about 525 SW of the Cape Verde Islands. This area of low pressure is better organized today than it was yesterday and because environmental conditions are favorable, the system has a medium chance of developing into a tropical cyclone within the next 48 hours.
Nadine has once again been downgraded to a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph moving towards the south at 5 mph. Tropical storm conditions are possible for the Azores by Wednesday night.