Too much Rain
Posted by Brent Cameron
Excessive rain has been bombarding south Florida, again. Over the weekend, Broward County was hardest hit... with rain amounts commonly between 6 and 8 inches (combined, from Saturday through Sunday). The absolute heaviest rain persisted near Pembroke Pines, with reports as high as 11 inches of rain over the past couple days! The reason for such heavy rain boils down to 1-main culprit (and several other contributors): lingering tropical moisture. Along with the deep moisture levels, we've had unfavorable steering winds and active sea breeze circulations. Looking ahead, moisture levels should drop "slightly" as upper level low pressure lifts out. Still, however, there will be sufficient access to moisture off of the Atlantic Ocean and a developing onshore pattern will still create some "time-to-time" rain showers. This week's pattern also promotes some inland thunderstorms. Whatever develops during the day will likely shift (or drift) toward the west coast. Just the same, beware of some renegade activity! Some good news? Unlike last week, the tropics are quiet!