SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - An increase in moisture and an upper air disturbance will combine to increase rain chances for the next few days. While none of the days over the next three or four will be wash outs, there will be better chance for showers for everyone each day. This will add to the cloud cover and make the afternoons slightly more comfortable and just below Heat Advisory levels. With the increase in moisture in our atmosphere some of the showers that form will develop into thunderstorms. Also, rainfall amounts, especially inland, will be heavy compared to what we saw yesterday. The west wind pattern, which brings morning showers near the coast and afternoon storms inland, should continue till next Wednesday or Thursday.
By next week high pressure will build in the Atlantic and redirect our winds out of the east. This will signal a 180 degree reversal in the weather pattern. Storms will build inland in the afternoon and then drift back to the coast in the late afternoon and early evening.
Tropical storm Fay will move toward the Tri-state area of the North East today and bring the possibility heavy rain in the 3-5 inch range with pockets of 6-7 inches. This could lead to flash flooding in parts of the Del-Mar-Va. and the North East. Tropical storm conditions are also possible along coastal regions tonight. Airport delays for the major airport hubs of the North East can be expected.