High pressure builds in as winds slacken today. Warm weather continues and humidity stays high. The high temperatures in the low 90′s will combine with moisture present in the air to bring “feels like” temperatures that hit 103 this afternoon.
High pressure builds today across the state and dry air filters in. The upper air disturbance that brought the storms yesterday has moved east and sunshine and warm afternoon temperatures will dominate the forecast for the next few days.
A spoke of energy has rotated through the area this early morning and produced showers and thunderstorms. As it exits the area in the hours after sunrise it will leave behind only pockets of light to moderate showers.
Lighter winds today will allow for an active sea breeze to form in an increasingly moist environment. Showers and even a thunderstorm are possible later this afternoon in inland locations where rains may produce over one inch accumulations.
Hot, hazy and humid weather, the three H’s, are on the way. High pressure and dry air continues to build in today. Only very limited rain chances today and mostly in the most southern part of the Suncoast, from Venice southward.
Month to date May rainfall totals are above the normal and we will continue to add to the rain bucket for the next two days. A southwest wind has been driving moisture into the atmosphere above the Suncoast which leads to instability in our weather.
It’s a First Alert Weather Day. A rapid increase in tropical moisture and a low pressure area approaching the east coast of Florida will combine to increase the afternoon rain chance to 70% with thunderstorms possible.