Drier... and now Milder
Posted by Brent Cameron
The latest weather change for south Florida is getting rave reviews! Temperatures have scaled back a few degrees and (with lower humidity, too) it's very comfortable for the month of May. Instead of highs in the middle or upper 80s, Sunday's temperatures peaked in the lower 80s. What's even more impressive is that we're getting a couple nights falling in the mild 60s!
The reason for this recent temperature swing involves drier air that moved into the state during the weekend. What happened to all of the tropical moisture that was sitting over us last week? it's long gone. We'll have a good amount of "dry time" as the week progresses, too. Having said that, there's still a chance for a low-coverage shower or two... during the course of the week.
The weather map shows a large area of low pressure that continues to spin over the southeastern states (too far away from us for concern). Around the base of the huge disturbance is a good swath of drier-type air that will filter into Florida through the early week. The only tricky part of the short term forecast involves a trailing, weak frontal boundary that may shift our way between late Monday and Tuesday. Even with limited available moisture, there could be a few passing rain showers.
Looking ahead, the middle of the week will be seasonal and quiet. Then, the late-week forecast calls for hotter temperatures with growing humidity.
Enjoy the current conditions which feel like spring... summer-like weather will be taking over, by Mother's Day weekend!