Just over 2 months into the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and we have had a record breaking 5 named storms already. The fastest that has happened ever.There is an area of concern over central Georgia right now that is drifting east and could eventually become the next tropical system.
I don’t know about you but I miss the regular summer afternoon pattern. Usually we see storms develop in Central Florida and then they are carried over to our coast late in the afternoon and early evening cooling us down in the evening.
A stationary front draped over N. Florida will keep high pressure down to our south which will keep the west winds over us through Monday.This pattern will keep a chance for an isolated shower or two along the coast around sunrise and then they will move inland during the late morning and early p.m.
High pressure continues to keep afternoon and evening storms to a minimum. The rain chance through Thursday stands at 20% near the coast and 30% inland. Highs will be close to seasonal averages right around 90 with a heat index each afternoon right around
A large area of high pressure will remain anchored over S. Florida for the next 2 days. This will act as a blocking pattern to the African dust which is making its way through the Caribbean at this time.
Typically we see a SE wind which collides with the sea breeze every afternoon during the summer months.The storms form inland and then are pushed westward toward the W. Coast in the late afternoon and evening due to the predominant east wind during the summer.
Some slightly drier air is moving in on Saturday which means only a few scattered storms in the afternoon and evening. Most of the storms will be inland but one or two will make a break toward the coast in the afternoon and evening.
After a few days of lower than average humidity and storm coverage here along the Suncoast we are going to get back to it on Thursday.The storm system which was sending dry air our way is slipping away to the north and the tropical air mass will move in and stick around through Saturday.
The stretch of dry weather will continue for one more day and then a gradual rise in humidity and storms will begin on Thursday.We will see one or two lone storms on Wednesday but generally mostly sunny skies are expected in the morning and then partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. There is a 20%
A bit of a break in our afternoon storms is attributed to an area of low pressure spinning near the Carolina coast.The winds rotating around this low is bringing in mainly N to NE winds which is funneling in much drier air over the Suncoast.
After all the tropical downpours on Thursday we will dry out a bit on Friday and continue through Saturday.The rain chance over the upcoming days drops down to 30% for both Friday and Saturday. We will see generally sunny skies through most of the day with only an isolated shower or two in the
The meteorological summer has begun but not the astronomical summer. That happens on June 20th at 5:43 p.m.That is known as summer solstice but the meteorological summer began on Memorial day and it feels like it here.
Will it ever end? The rain keeps coming and coming as a series of disturbances pinwheel around a large gyre of low pressure over the Gulf and Caribbean. We have already seen 5-7 inches of rain is some areas over the past 2 days and more is on the weay. So a flood watch will remain in effect thro
Torrential rain fell upon the Suncoast on Wednesday. Rainfall on Wednesday totaled up to 6 inches in some areas over N. Sarasota and S. Manatee prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning as one point.
We have already had Arthur and Bertha and now possibly Cristobal by Tuesday. There is a lot of uncertainty with this one as it will get hung up in the SW Gulf of Mexico where water temperatures are well above average.
An area of disturbed weather is being watched closely by the National Hurricane Center. An area of low pressure continues to spin near NE Florida and has a 30% chance of developing into the 2nd. tropical cyclone of the season.
They’re back! Dangerous thunderstorms have arrived right on time as we head into the holiday weekend. These storms will develop in the late afternoon and evening and bring periods of heavy rain, gusty winds and dangerous lightning at times.
Memorial day weekend it typically thought of as the unofficial start of Summer. Well it got a jump start today as temperatures soared into the low 90′s and the heat index topped out into the mid to upper 90′s.
Another beautiful day expected on Thursday with a high around 86 at the coast and around 90 inland areas. No real threat of any rain near the coast but there is a 20% chance for some scattered late day storms well east of I-75.