Pattern Change Coming
Posted by Brent Cameron
We're in the process of trying to squeeze-out a mostly dry weekend. If we're successful, it will be a good thing because all signs point to a very wet stretch... in the not-too-distant future!
The current weather map shows a lengthy cold front that stretches all the way from the New England states southwest to Texas. The front is creating a lot of rain along the eastern seaboard and Gulf coast states. Our turn for rain isn't very far away. Fact is, the front is sagging in our direction while a surplus of deep tropical moisture is approaching. The front will ultimately stall-out over north Florida, but the large fetch of moist air will persist over our entire region (through the early week). Beginning Monday, we'll need to watch for heavy, tropical-type downpours that could easily lead to street flooding. There's a high potential for several inches of rain... all across south Florida... from Monday through Wednesday. Looking ahead, then, by Thursday and Friday we're anticipating a switch in winds. Instead of winds from the south, we'll get a more north to northeast air flow that should eliminate the high humidity. With less available moisture, rain showers will be scant. We'll be able to dry out during the late week time frame (at least).
Autumn official arrives at 4:44 pm Sunday. While it's officially the beginning of the fall season, we (in south Florida) don't get a taste of it until October... and sometimes early November!
A lull in the tropics continues. For now, there are no tropical systems and no "concern areas" of note. Stay informed, though... things can change quickly AND the hurricane season is still very much alive.