Posted by Brent Cameron
Heavy rain bombarded south Florida... again! Lately, the air has been loaded with moisture and several lingering boundaries have been successful at "squeezing-out" a lot of rainfall. On Tuesday, the official reporting station for Miami (at the International Airport) picked up over two-and-a-third inches of rain... shattering the record for the date. What's even more impressive is the fact that many locations south and west of the city picked-up more rain than that! According to the National Weather Service, Coral Gables was innundated by 10-inches of rain, on Tuesday afternoon!
The chance for rain continues to be high as we head into the middle of the week. More days with heavy bursts of rain appears likely, due to tropical moisture and unstable air that remains over us. We also have particular interest in a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico. Depending on its track (and ability to hold together) there could be more flooding concerns for a large part of south Florida in the days ahead.
The current weather map shows a "closed low" (cut off from the jet stream) over the northern Gulf waters. Meanwhile, we see the remains of a former front staying stalled-out across the Florida peninsula. It's an unsettled weather situation that's even enhanced by steering winds from the west. In this pattern, whatever showers and storms that develop will push toward Florida's east coast. This general pattern is expected to last through the rest of the work week... with possible improvement during the upcoming weekend.