Posted by Brent Cameron
Be alert for sudden showers and storms. Currently, we're in a very "active zone" which is feeding off of tropical moisture. Expect times of rain to continue... at least through Thursday. After that, there's some belief that the moisture levels could start decreasing (but only slightly). Considering the fact that there are several weather features in our region (creating instability) there's a continued chance for at least scattered showers as we approach the weekend. At this point, Saturday looks like the "drier" of the two weekend days... but that may not be saying too much. By Sunday and the early work week, the steering pattern will shift, sending developing storms toward southeast Florida by the afternoon and evening.
In the tropics, we tracking very distant Hurricane Humberto. It is likely to weaken over the next several days as it tries to cross the Atlantic (it's over 3,000 miles away). We're also watching Gabrielle, which has weakened to a depression as it, too, moves generally northward. There are a couple "areas of interest" for potential development, but nothing close to us. The best candidate for development into a tropical cyclone is a low pressure area that's moving away from the Yucatan into the extreme southern Gulf of Mexico. Coastal areas (SE Mexico) will be watching for possible impacts during the weekend.