Posted by Brent Cameron
Rain chances are going up and bursts of rain may come down heavy over the next couple days! Deep tropical moisture is currently overspreading the entire region. With the availability of so much moist air, any developing shower or storm could be on the strong side. Watch out for heavy downpours and lightning-filled thunderstorms.
On Saturday, much of southeast Florida was spared from a lot of wet weather. The reason? The east coast sea breeze boundary moved inland and sent developing storms from the Everglades toward the west coast of Florida. On Sunday and Monday, the ocean breeze is likely to be weaker. With sluggish winds and a lot of heat and instability, it's a classic recipe for rain and summer storms.
The weather map shows a rare frontal boundary sagging into our state (rare for this time of the year)! While the front will only push as far south as central Florida, its close proximity will add to our reasons for rain and storms. Since "steering winds" will also be quite light, it's possible for wandering-type storms... moving erratically about. Of course, recent days haven't been as wet as earlier in the month, so the ground isn't as saturated. This may help limit the concern for potential flooding.
In the tropics, there's just one area of interest... and it's not a worry for the U.S. A disturbance in the southernmost Gulf of Mexico could have a short window of time (2 or 3 days) to possibly develop into a depression or storm. By the middle of the week, that disturbance will reach the coastline of Mexico. Considering we're just a couple weeks away from the historical peak of Hurricane Season, it's surprisingly quiet and that's great news!