Posted by Brent Cameron
Typical heat and humidity has us relying heavily on our air conditioners. Sweltering conditions will linger but (for the time being) rain chances will be below-average... for a change!
Since the weekend, we've seen moisture levels on a decline. With less available moisture, we won't have the widespread rain and storms that were all too common during the first 3-weeks of July!
Our air is arriving from the southeast with very light wind speeds. The inland-moving sea breeze boundary could still trigger a stray shower or two, but they will be "few and far between" (favoring inland spots).
The next weather change isn't very far away. As high pressure slips south, we'll get another dose a deeper moisture from the tropics. Steering winds will also turn more from the south and west, so any developing activity will eventually aim our way. Be on the look-out for some heavy downpours during the afternoon hours... later this week.
In the distant tropics, we're watching a large tropical wave that's moving across the far eastern Atlantic. According to the National Hurricane Center, the wave has a fair chance at getting stronger this week. Here's a look at the disturbance, from the satellite sector near the African coast:
Most of the forecast models carry the disturbance across the ocean over the next several days. However, it will need to fight off a large shield of dry air that could limit its overall development. If it holds, the next potential land area in its path will be the Lesser Antilles islands during the upcoming weekend. We'll keep-on tracking it, from "long distance".