Week Starts Wet
Posted by Brent Cameron
Showers and storms have been persistent in recent days. The last bit of sunshine (and dry weather) was during the early weekend... on Saturday. Since then, deep moisture has moved back over us, from south to north. This rich moisture from the tropics will remain in place for at least a couple more days. As a result, expect more rain and we'll need to monitor conditions for possible flooding. That flood threat will linger for spots hit hardest from recent rain. At this point, the more significant rainfall has been over southern Miami-Dade county... then extending across the Florida Keys.
The current satellite shows a plume of clouds from the Bahamas to south Florida, then south and west toward the Yucatan Peninsula. There's a spinning disturbance that's high in the sky, largely responsible for unsettled conditions throughout the region.
The same weather elements that are with us now (tropical moisture and spin of low pressure) will hold through Tuesday. Unfortunately, we're also looking at the approach of a frontal boundary during the middle of the week. The front may trigger more rain and scattered storms as the week continues.
In the tropics, Ingrid made landfall as a hurricane in Mexico. It continues to weaken: well inland while creating excessive rains in Mexico. Remember Humberto? The former hurricane has been gaining strength while over the central, open ocean. Humberto will be "recurving" northward in the Atlantic, so it's not a land-concern.