Posted by Brent Cameron
It's our first little encounter with the autumn season, in south Florida! While our temperatures aren't changing too much... we ARE getting a dose of drier air from the north and northeast. It's likely, at least, that you're feeling the lower humidity levels (compared to recent weeks and months)!
A weak cold front has crossed the entire Florida peninsula and Keys. We're now on the "better" side of the boundary and drying out from a couple of damp days. Meanwhile, strong high pressure is building into our region and increasing our wind speeds. It appears as though the strongest winds (especially near the coast) will be on Saturday, before slowly subsiding into next week. Because of the gusty conditions, boating advisories include a small craft advisory. Also, there's a continued high threat for rip currents along all Atlantic beaches... so swimming isn't advised.
As we look ahead, all signs point BACK to rising temperatures and humidity, again. The return of steamy weather should arrive just before Halloween!