Posted by Brent Cameron
You'll need to be on-guard as more rain and storms flare-up across much of south Florida. High moisture levels combined with several "instability features" are creating this wet weekend. Flood concerns remain serious, too, due to record rainfall throughout the month of July (including impressive rains in recent days, as well).
If you're seeking sunshine, you'll have to be patient. There's a limited supply of "bright sky weather" over the next few days as the moisture field stays high and an upper level low approaches from the Atlantic Ocean. Some favorable news includes the return of high pressure (albeit weak) and an onshore flow, by Monday. The east-to-west flow will (at least) tend to send the strongest storms away from us.
As for the Tropics, we've been focused on Dorian for several days... and it's no longer a tropical storm. Dry air and stronger wind shear started taking its toll on the disturbance from Friday through Saturday. As of 5 pm on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center downgraded the system to a mere tropical wave! We'll continue to monitor the "remnants" (the associated, existing moisture and embedded storms) as it tries to move toward Puerto Rico... and the neighboring islands. It is not expected to make a tropical comeback since unfavorable conditions will likely follow it westward. We'll be watching.