Like yesterday, less than normal rainfall is expected today. The west wind pattern will remain unchanged with a coastal showers or isolated thunderstorm near the coast between morning and early afternoon
The National Hurricane Center is watching an area of low pressure, now centered over Georgia, which is drifting away from the Suncoast. As it moves away it is allowing an area of high pressure to build over the Suncoast from the south and brings in slightly drier air.
High pressure continues to lift north and the east wind has established itself over the Suncoast. Moisture in the atmosphere is limited aloft but at the surface remain high and will produce dangerous heat indexes again today.
The low pressure area over the Carolina’s is moving away and slowly decreasing in intensity. This will allow high pressure over the Suncoast to adjust to open a path for moisture to our south to move in.
Dry air continues to be pushed southward by a spinning low pressure area along the mid-Atlantic coast. This feature is acting as an omega block, a meteorological weather pattern that features very slow moving systems.
There is a nearly stationary mid-level area of low pressure the spins over the Carolina’s for the next few days. This feature, called a cut-off low, will produce storminess and the threat of flooding rain in the near coastal regions of North and South Carolina.
Upper air winds have brought in dry air aloft. While humidity remains high at the surface and heat indexes will hover near 100, the dry air aloft will limit the number of storms that develop in the late afternoon inland and drift to the coast in the early evening and early nigh
A broad surface low and trough with upper level energy approaching from the west will continue to keep unsettled weather across Florida. On the Suncoast we will watch Some slightly drier air aloft moves into the area and brings more morning and afternoon sunshine.
Drier air and high pressure is moving into the Suncoast and bringing with it the promise for lots of sunshine and rain free skies. Both today and tomorrow will feature similar weather with tomorrow being a bit warmer and having a few more clouds.
A trough of low pressure over the eastern United States will see some energy passing through it today. That energy will tap into warm moist air over the state and bring good chances for thunderstorms later this morning and into the afternoon and evening.
It is not unheard of to get a tropical or subtropical storm develop outside of the normal hurricane season. In fact, it seems to be more common these days and some researchers theorize that it is due to a warmer planet and warmer ocean temperatures
A stalled front to the south and an expanding area of high pressure to the north will act together to bring a breezy wind out of the east for the next few days. This will tend to keep our west coast sea breeze pinned close to the coast.
The front that passed by last night will clear the state this morning and move in Atlantic waters and into the Florida Straights. It will stall there and wash out by tomorrow. High pressure building in will keep winds out of the north today and drive in cooler and much drier air for the next two day
Don’t expect stormy weather for the week ahead. We will have hardly a cloud in the sky for the next few days as high pressure sits just about right over us. This will lead to light and variable winds with strong afternoon sea breezes.
The low pressure area that pulled the cold front through the Suncoast yesterday is now off the New England coast. While it is producing heavy rains there today, it’s movement has allowed high pressure to build in over the Suncoast.