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"From its chamber comes the whirlwind, and cold from the scattering winds." - Job 37:9.

"The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course".

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

1% Chance of Rain Late Today

Image: A Recent Pool Side Bloom

SYNOPSIS: Strong high pressure to the east of Florida is gradually weakening and will shift slowly east and a bit south during the day. In response, the wind will become more southerly to even SSW for a time early today cutting off the cool, ocean sea-breeze close to the coast before mid-afternoon.

TODAY: Kind of cool this morning with a low around 71 degrees. Light S-SSW wind through noon time. The more westerly we can get the wind the warmer it will be east of I-95. Yesterday only got up to 79 degrees in Cape Canaveral. That's a good 11 degrees cooler than most of the inland locations.  It shouldn't be quite as hazy today (not that it was all so bad yesterday).

There is a VERY small chance there could be a light rain shower near the coast around sunset, but the chance is so small I'd still say it's a zero percent chance...okay..let's say there's a 1% chance of rain today. For the most part the sky will be clear other than a few widely scattered stratocumulus clouds before noon.

TONIGHT: Mostly clear with a low near 71.

WEDNESDAY: The same front that created havoc over Dixie during the weekend will finally sink its pathetically weakened state into the Central Peninsula. This, along with a light sea-breeze / land-breeze convergence , westerly flow aloft, and relatively drier and cooler air in the mid-levels will act as a catalyst for rain showers and perhaps a gusty thunderstorm to develop by mid-afternoon through sunset.  Rain chances officially stand at 40% per the National Weather Service, but that might get bumped up contingent upon the actual amount of available moisture for storm generation tomorrow, which won't be determined until the weather balloons are launched Wednesday morning. My guess is that the chance will get bumped up.

High temperatures tomorrow will be cooler than they will be today because of additional cloud coverage and the development of those potential showers and storms during the peak heating hours.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Rain chances continue into the evening hours with a low in the low 70s. It should be noted that this isn't a "rain out" situation.  Just afternoon and evening 'stuff'.

THURSDAY: The "by now" totally decayed frontal boundary will linger somewhere across Central to South Central Florida and again act as a trigger for storm redevelopment during the afternoon hours. However, the chance of rain will be less than it will be on Wednesday, and temperatures as a result will also be a few degrees warmer. Probably much like they've been the past couple of days east of I-95 (which has already felt the cooling affects of the ocean)...whereas further inland they high temperature will be a few degrees cooler than the low-mid 90s that they have been experiencing.  

That's right, the temperature has been in the 90s inland the past couple of days. If you live right on or close to the coast you'd never know it though.  This is very typical of early to mid-spring temperature conditions though so I'm not surprised.

FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND: High pressure will build north from the Yucatan/Mexico and cut of the moisture feed from the next frontal boundary that will be penetrating the Deep South and Florida. Thus, not expecting precipitation at this point with the next front as temperatures run right around average, or typical, for this time of year for the coast and inland.

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