It will be a wet start to the work week

Sandwiched between a trough of low pressure to the west and a high pressure ridge to the east, the state of Florida is right under a plume of tropical moisture. Over the next few days we will see periods of heavy rains form time to time. Over the next few days we may see rain totals over 3 inches.

The plume of moisture is associated with thunderstorms in the Caribbean injecting moisture into the atmosphere and a southeast wind transporting the moisture north. Our winds will be breezy out of the south for the next few days.

At the heart of the disturbed weather to the south is a cluster of thunderstorms forecast by the National Hurricane Center to move into the south or central Gulf waters and will have a 90% chance for developing into a depression or tropical storm. Forecast models carry the storm toward the northern or northwestern Gulf coast between Texas and the Florida panhandle.

John Scalzi