Posted by Brent Cameron
As expected, it's a wet start to the new week. The return of rain comes after a relatively dry weekend. Now, we're going to need to exercise patience as we're stuck in a very messy weather situation. This satellite picture shows the plume of clouds that extends across Florida:
There's an abundance of moisture over our region and that will be a primary source of more rain. Tropical downpours are especially likely near a stalled front that's draped across north-central Florida. That frontal boundary will be responsible for igniting numerous thunderstorms over the next couple days. In fact, the majority of counties in the central part of the state are bracing for 6-inches of rain (or more) with flood advisories!
Through the middle of the week, the steadiest (most persistent) rain is expected north and west of Lake Okeechobee. Then, as the front sags south, we could see stronger storms over south Florida. Timing aside, be prepared to face periods of heavy rain as the week continues. If you're thinking ahead to the upcoming weekend, there's some hope: slight drying may arrive along with less humidity... if the front crosses and the wind direction turns. Stay tuned.