New week, new pattern?
Posted by Brent Cameron
The main weather change (at least for the southeastern section of our state) involves fewer showers and storms! On Sunday, the Miami airport checked-in as completely dry. That's just the first time this month without even a "trace" of rain in Miami!
Rainfall has been reduced as slightly drier air has filtered in (from the south and southeast). Of course, there's still "sufficient" moisture to produce some random cases of wet weather... but nothing like we've commonly seen through July, to this point.
We start the new work week with plenty of lingering clouds and haze. Monday will be a typical day in the tropics: steamy and hot. What we're still missing is a noticeable breeze. Further, we'll be lacking much of a wind flow throughout the rest of the week, too). Overall, our air is arriving from the southeast and it feels extra-sticky without some beneficial winds.
The tropics remain nice and quiet. We're only following a distant and weak tropical wave that's now approaching the Lesser Antilles. Meanwhile, another wave is making a somewhat impressive exit off of the coast of Africa. As it moves over the eastern Atlantic it will have the challenge of fighting off a good amount of dry air that's currently present.
Looking deeper into the week, we'll watch the jet stream descend slightly southward (along the eastern seaboard of the United States). In turn, our steering winds will swing around from the west... while more moisture gathers from the Caribbean. Expect the return of late-day thunderstorms during the late-week time frame!