EARTH DAY Weather
Posted by Brent Cameron
Earth Day is our annual day to celebrate our planet and the protection of it! As we all think about "going green" on Monday, we'll consider the benefits of expected rain showers... even if they slow us down, at times! Scattered showers will likely cross south Florida, coming from two main features: a moisture surge and an upper level disturbance. The disturbance is "high-in-the-sky energy" and it will be rotating across the Peninsula toward the western Atlantic Ocean. (On Sunday, it was sparking a wave a showers in the eastern Gulf of Mexico). With plenty of deep moisture in place, we could easily see some significant rain amounts... depending on where the rain moves. By the way, the overall movement is likely to be slow, so heavy downpours could lead to some street flooding (possibly serious). Use extra caution while driving, as sudden downpours are possible from daytime storms.
By Tuesday, the disturbance and the main batch of moisture will have exited east. A drier day is expected with a pleasant breeze arriving from distant high pressure. The middle of the week will be seasonal and warm, while mainly dry.
We may see the approach of another frontal boundary... late in the work week. By Thursday night or Friday, the slowing front may move into our state and weaken quickly. If it makes it down to south Florida we will probably see the return of more organized rain showers and storms.