Posted by Brent Cameron
The summer season is holding strong across south Florida. As you'd expect this time of the year, it's very humid and tropical feeling.
Speaking of seasons, autumn is a mere 3-weeks away... but south Floridians can't expect a noticeable change in weather until (at least) late October. Many of you are patiently waiting for that weather change!
The latest weather map shows a lingering, weak boundary across Florida (a former front). There's no temperature difference on either side of this stationary front while it's acting to trigger scattered storms. As the weekend continues, we'll see periods of rain with breaks in between. By the way, it's important to mention that whatever "wet weather" does develop, there's a high likelihood that it will involve a HEAVY dose of rain. Also, since we're lacking much of a breeze, storms will only SLOWLY traverse the area!
By late Monday or Tuesday, high pressure is expected to rebuild. Once that happens, we'll see more "inland-focused" storms from sea breeze interactions.
As for the Tropics, we're keeping tabs on two disturbances. One of these is north of Hispaniola and involves remnants of the former Gabrielle. It's not likely to develop. Meanwhile, it should only be a concern for the shipping lanes... as it should recurve east of Bermuda in the days ahead. The other disturbance holds a very high chance of forming into a Depression or Storm. However, it's in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean off of Africa. Most forecast models show it ONLY as a concern for the Cape Verde Islands... with it moving to the north or northwest in the coming days.
"Don't let down your guard.... even though this Hurricane Season has been relatively QUIET... the historic PEAK OF THE SEASON is now here!