A series of cold fronts will bring dry and cooler air our way and keep us in rain free skies for the week ahead. A few morning showers will sink south of the area by mid morning and our afternoon will be sunny and very mild.
Much cooler air is on the way for the Suncoast with a one-two punch of successive cold fronts. With the month on the way to being in the top one or two hottest Octobers on record and the long range winter outlook for a warmer winter than normal, many will enjoy the cooler weather
Hurricane Zeta continues to show signs of intensification as it lifts north in the central Gulf waters. I is on an unchanged track for the northern Gulf coast. Swells propagating outward will increase our rip current risk for several day on the Suncoast beaches
Yesterday we tied the all time high temperature record for the day and today the record is in jeopardy. High pressure over Florida is building and expanding, keeping tropical cyclone Zeta away from the Suncoast, and directing our winds out of the southeast
High pressure will bring us a mostly sunny day today as our winds out of the southeast transport enough moisture to trigger scattered afternoon storms. Humidity will be on the rise for the next few days and our “feels like” temperatures will approach or exceed 100 each day through mid-week
It will be another day with well above average high temperatures and moisture will also increase, making it feel even warmer. If you have been hoping for cooler weekend air, as I have, that hope seems more remote today.
The Suncoast will see two more hot and sunny days with increasing humidity before rain chances go up. On Friday a cold front will approach and bring a chance for showers and perhaps a isolated thunderstorm in the afternoon hours. The rain chance will be about 30%.
The cool front that reduced our humidity a bit is now to our south and dry air aloft has moved in. Sunshine will be the hallmark of today’s forecast with a zero percent rain chance. We will enjoy slightly lower humidity but still enough moisture remains that, with our cooler morning temperatures, we
A cold front has moved past our area and triggered a shower or two to our south. Over the Suncoast some drier air aloft has moved in and will sliced our rain chance to less than 10% for today and tomorrow. At the surface the moisture is still high, but lower than we experienced over the weekend.
As major Hurricane Delta closes in on a landfall later this afternoon or evening, we continue to have reduced rain chances on the Suncoast today. The greatest impact on the Suncoast from Delta will be the coastal wave action that will bring a high risk of rip currents for today and the weekend
Although Hurricane Delta will remain far from the Suncoast it will have impacts on our weather. Similar to Hurricane Laura, which hit the same general location where Delta is forecast to make landfall, wave action propagating outward and across the Gulf will produce an increasing risk of rip current
Hurricane Delta moves over the Yucatan Peninsula today and emerges into the Gulf waters by evening. As this happens mid and upper wind flow brings in some drier air aloft. This will help limit rain fall today and delay the onset of showers till late in the afternoon or early in the evening
A surge of tropical moisture in advance of Hurricane Delta will bring good rainfall chances to the Suncoast today and, most likely, Wednesday. After that, with Delta likely to be a major hurricane in the western Gulf waters, drier air will move in and reduce rain chances
Tropical moisture will continue to bring clouds and good rain chances to the Suncoast. Additionally, we have a stalled front draped across Florida that will help lift the warm, moist air. That combination is the recipe for wide spread cloud cover and scattered showers.
Its hard to believe, given the beautiful weather I’ve forecast over the next few days, that conditions could rapidly change on Sunday as temperatures rise and skies darken. The confidence in the Sunday through Wednesday forecast are still relatively low as slight variations in intensity and position
A weather pattern shift will bring lovely weather for several days to the Suncoast. Morning temperatures started off ten degrees cooler in northern locations and a breezy north wind continues to draw down the lower humidity air.
A cool front will approach the Suncoast today and trigger better chances for showers and thunderstorms in the second half of the day. While severe weather is not expected, thunderstorms with some heavy rain will be possible