Posted by Brent Cameron
Rainy days have been all too common, lately, in south Florida. Yes, we're in the thick of the "rainy season" but recent rain has been relentless! Much of Broward County remains saturated... after receiving between 6 and 12 inches of rain, since Saturday!
More rain is in the forecast. In fact, showers and thunderstorms will be triggered (again) from Tuesday through the middle of this week. The reason? exceptionally high moisture levels that remain in place while disturbances continue to rotate into Florida...from east to west.
The current weather map shows weak and distant high pressure over the western Atlantic Ocean. However, the high isn't close or strong enough to provide us with dry and stable conditions. Instead, pockets of rain and storms will keep on rotating from the Bahamas into south Florida.
Since the region has been hit with so much rain, lately, it won't take much additional rainfall to cause flooding. As you drive around, watch out for standing water and be prepared for low visibility during times of heavy rain.
As for the longer range outlook, some slight improvement with fewer storms is expected by the weekend. Meanwhile, we're getting a nice "lull" in the tropics with no threat-areas in sight!