Good day for laundry! For that nice fresh, all outdoors scent. All photos above were taken around my apartment complex near the pool.
Temperatures along the immediate coast last night never fell below 72 degrees (at least not in Canaveral). But don't tell the folks "over the rivers and through the woods". Melbourne at one point was in the upper 50s if you can believe it. Pretty much take a look outside, and what you see is what you got for today. The strong high pressure centers are locked in for a few more days over the southeast quadrant of the U.S. and pulling around the northern periphery is a dry, continental air mass. It doesn't look like we'll see all the high cirrus clouds we saw yesterday, but at this point lower stratocumulus clouds could be an issue until at least noon time if not longer. They moved in sometime after midnight and have been holding fast ever since ( satellite imagery shows them extending out..well..a VERY long way). With a little mid-level support by late morning, the onshore winds might pick up a notch, so if you're driving over the causeway bridges hold fast to the steering wheel.
So when's the next chance we'll see that wet stuff falling from the sky? Hmmm..could be a while. The first real chance would be if whatever is depression Ida ever gets close enough to cause harm (not bodily)...but that is yet to be foreseen. It is of my opinion (and I stress ONLY)...that we will see very little of this storm. But note that the official long range track from the Hurricane Center does bring the storm into the central Gulf of Mexico (GOM), but I think that even with that track we won't see much. The very ultimate worst could be, as mentioned yesterday, low end tornadoes or mini-supercells...but that is a BIG stretch (and alas, but a dream at this point). More likely would be cloudy, very windy (due more from pressure gradients rather than the actual storm itself), and showery conditions.
Be it as it may, the storm is fun to watch and track at one's leisure for the time being until it emerges well off Hondorus and does something definitive.