Gov. Ron DeSantis urged Floridians to take advantage of the tax-free hurricane preparation holiday in effect starting Friday. Those who need supplies can stock up. As Floridians turn their eyes to the impending hurricane season, COVID-19 remains a problem that will continue to impact the state.
Atmospheric moisture remains high across the Suncoast and will interact with the daily sea breeze along with the heating of the day. This will create scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.
We are into the summer pattern right now with mainly afternoon and evening storms expected through Saturday. We will see some slightly drier air settle in on Sunday and stick around through the work week.
Pointing to the constitutional separation of powers, a Leon County circuit judge Thursday refused to order the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to take steps to “fix” the state’s much-maligned unemployment compensation system to process and pay claims.
A shift to mail voting is increasing the chances that Americans will not know the winner of November’s presidential race on election night, a scenario that is fueling worries about whether President Donald Trump will use the delay to sow doubts about the results.
With the first ever private company launch of astronauts into space scheduled for 4:33 pm, the weather remains a concern. The Suncoast and the entire state will be under the influence of a southwest wind.
By allowing the casinos to reopen, with new rules on social distancing and sanitizing, the governor said Nevada would again welcome visitors but would be prepared to close down again if there is a spike in cases.
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.
The State University System's Task Force has been working for several weeks now on a framework for all schools to follow. Universities are being asked to develop individual plans based on the guidelines. They will present their plans to the Florida Board of Governors on June 23.
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.
It’ll be a soggy Memorial Day as an ample of amount of moisture continues to stream into the region from the south, while interacting with a few upper level features along with a sea breeze. This will allow widespread showers and thunderstorms to move across the Suncoast.