Posted by Brent Cameron
Wetter times are on the way for south Florida as tropical moisture is drawn in our direction. Here's a satellite picture showing a sizeable area of clouds (with accompanied rain and storms) expanding northward from Cuba and the Caribbean.
The clouds and rain are primarily on the eastern side of a low pressure disturbance. As a result, we'll be on the wetter side.
The low is being tracked by the National Hurricane Center for potential development... and has a "medium" chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm (in the short term). Then, later in the week, that chance grows slightly higher as the low moves into the warm waters close to the Yucatan peninsula. We'll need to continue following the disturbance as it shifts into the Gulf of Mexico. Of particular note (and interest) is the position of the jet stream... deeper into this week. The jet is expected to dip southward which should steer the system and moisture toward the east. If that happens, parts of Florida will likely be impacted with more unsettled weather conditions. Stay tuned.