Posted by Brent Cameron
A weakening cold front has slowed down over Florida and may hold together a couple more days before ultimately fizzling-out. The front is sending rounds of rain across parts of central and south Florida. Since steering winds are coming from the southwest, rain bands will originate in the Gulf of Mexico (or get sparked over land) then travel toward the Atlantic side of our state. Here's the latest satellite image which shows the extensive cloud cover stretched from the Bay of Campeche and Yucatan... into Florida and the Bahamas.
Once the front finally falls apart, high pressure and drier air will move back into the region. By the way, that's expected to happen later in the week (probably beginning Thursday).
The tropics are relatively quiet for the time being and there are no classified systems. The National Hurricane Center is watching two particular spots, however, for some development potential. One area is south of Bermuda and the other spot is near the Cape Verde Islands (in the distant eastern Atlantic Ocean). Even if either of these areas is able to organize this week, they will not pose a threat for the United States. They will likely remain over the open waters. Of course, we'll continue to watch the tropics as a whole: there's still time left for more activity. The 2013 Hurricane Season runs through November 30.