Posted by Brent Cameron
A series of cold fronts have been dropping down into Florida so far this October. While that may "sound promising" for some cooling, the boundaries have been too weak to make a difference in temperature! Presently, another front has settled southward toward Lake Okeechobee. It (like so many others) will drift offshore with little consequence. As we roll through the middle of the week, the main change involves an uptick in moisture... most of which is moving toward our state from the Gulf of Mexico. The deeper moisture will lead to more clouds and showers as the week continues. Also, since wind speeds have dropped-off dramatically in recent days, there will be a slower movement or motion to any developing showers. Additionally, there may be sufficient moisture for some heavy downpours, in spots.
Looking ahead, yet another weakening cold front is expected to sag into Florida by late Friday. The "upper push" (by the jet stream) probably won't allow the front to cross south Florida.... at least right away. Gradually, though, we should see the boundary fall apart during the early part of the weekend. If that happens, there will simply be a chance for a few storms on Friday, before the front fizzles late Saturday or early Sunday. The second half of the weekend appears to be fine for outdoor plans... especially once humidity values fall slightly.