A Soggy Start
Posted by Karlene Chavis
Stormy Start to the Week
A frontal boundary will remain parked to the north of South Florida over the next couple of days. The atmosphere will become more saturated as deep tropical moisture builds up ahead of the front as it clashes with a strong easterly air flow. These ingredients will bring likely storms and possible tropical downpours to start off the week.
Eyes on the Tropics
Hurricane Ingrid, CAT1, is around 110 miles northeast of Tampico, Mexico. A hurricane warning is in effect along the eastern coast of Mexico from Cabo Rojo to La Pesca. A hurricane watch is in effect for north of La Pesca to Bahia Algodones. A tropical storm warning is in effect from the north of La Pesca to Rio San Fernando and south of Cabo Rojo to Tuxpan. This hurricane is expected to produce 10" to 15" of rain with possible isolated spots receiving 25". This elevates the threat of mudslides and flash floods for eastern Mexico. Additionally, a dangerous storm surge is expected to raise the water levels close to 2 to 4 feet above normal tide levels along the coast.
Post-Tropical Cyclone Humberto is still spinning in the open Atlantic waters near 1100 miles southwest of the Azores. But, the National Hurricane Center is giving this system a high chance of redeveloping into a tropical depression or storm over the next 3-5 days.
Further Down the Road
A large cluster of storms is being monitored across the northwestern Caribbean Sea. Expected to cross the Yucatan Peninsular and into the Gulf of Mexico over the next couple of days. Low chance of development, 20%, to develop into a tropical cyclone over the next 3-5 days.
Stay tuned to the storm station 7 News for all your updates!