Drier Times Ahead
Posted by Brent Cameron
After such a wet start to the work week, some drier days are in sight! In steady fashion we'll be watching as an area of deep moisture pushes southward (and thins-out). Meanwhile, high pressure will rebuild over the region... allowing for a more tranquil stretch of weather for south Florida.
On Monday, several "ingredients" came together to produce widespread rain and storms. Along with the aforementioned high-moisture, we were also in close proximity to a frontal boundary AND an upper disturbance. The front (albeit weak) managed to sink all the way to Lake Okeechobee, which is very rare for this time of the year! The old boundary will soon fall apart, allowing high pressure to expand from the southeastern states.
Here's what amounts to a view from space: this satellite image of Florida, spanning from the Gulf of Mexico through the western Atlantic Ocean. The leading edge of some drier air can be seen shifting southward through our state (where there's a lot less cloud cover).
As for the Tropics, former Tropical Storm Fernand is falling apart over Mexico. What's left of it will remain a big rain-maker for another day or two. The rest of the tropics are void of any organized systems. Looking ahead, there's the potential for something to form later this week... with the best candidate being a wave that recently emerged off of Africa.