Dealing with Downpours
Posted by Brent Cameron
So far this week, we've been struggling for sunshine. Frequent bands of clouds have been streaming northward from Cuba and the Caribbean... covering much of Florida. Rain has been heavy, at times, due to all of the available tropical moisture. Additionally, there's a lingering frontal boundary that's nearby and stretched-out (across our state). The front extends from the southern Gulf of Mexico into the western Atlantic Ocean. As long as this front hangs around, we'll have a decent amount of instability that will result in more rain.
There are some pending changes as the week continues. Gradually, we'll see high pressure rebuilding and that will result in a wind shift. Instead of a deep southerly air flow, we'll get a more easterly flow (and a nice ocean breeze too). The onshore flow will promote fewer and more inland-focused showers... later in the week.