Posted by Brent Cameron
It doesn't take very much to set-off a thunderstorm, this time of the year. In fact, an "active radar" is almost as expected (in the afternoon hours) as a hot day in June!
On Thursday, the stage was set for mainly inland showers and storms... and that panned out. Most of the wet weather was the result of the inland moving sea breeze. Then, the onshore winds kept the majority of the action WEST of the populated areas of southeast Florida.
Rain and storm chances will remain typical (or slightly below average) on Friday. We'll post a better chance for inland locations... due to the wind pattern. By the way, you will probably detect a building breeze (too) as Friday progresses. The slightly stronger wind speeds may even assist in curbing the high heat and humidity!
The summer solstice takes place very early on Friday morning. Believe it or not, it's the first official day of the summer season!
On the weather map, we're watching a "still-distant" tropical wave to our south and east. The wave is a batch of disorganized showers and storms that's currently impacting the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The disturbance will shift toward the Bahamas and south Florida by Saturday... providing a higher chance for rain. Expect some heavy downpours (regardless of the wave's ability to hold together) since it's accompanied by a moisture surge. Sunday, too, could be wet... at least during the daytime heat... but we're not anticipating a weekend wash-out.