|TODAY'S EARLY MORNING VISIBLE SATELLITE IMAGE with better rain chances |
shown for South Florida and up the West half of the state
|"MORNING SHOWER FLOWER POWER"|
WEEKEND: Winds will gradually weaken a bit and back more toward the east rather than be from the southeast with the approach of another upper low now showing up nicely on satellite imagery. This low is accompanied by colder air aloft and is solely an upper level feature working down into the mid-levels. At the lower levels it shows up as a mere ripple and small wind direction change. Preceding this low will likely be a period of drier weather. The greater impacts from this low will be not preceding it but afterward heading into Wednesday (perhaps)...then Friday and perhaps into the weekend as upper level steering becomes much more southerly to SSW-erly with time. This could place much of the state into a chance of thunderstorms and for a time South Florida might see some strong to severe storms as it passes by working north toward South Central Florida.
|Visible Satellite Animation Imagery showed the sun reflecting brightly during the satellite pass..above we can see the upper level TUTT much more clearly as noted|
|"Yellow Mushrooms In Cape Canaveral"|
After the TUTT (Tropical Upper <level> Tropospheric Trough) Low works toward Florida it might get 'hung up' as a continental trough works across the Mississippi River to the east coast. This will cause the high pressure ridge axis that is well north of Florida at this time to sink south toward Central or even South Central to South Florida come the Friday time frame which will shift thunderstorm activity at least toward much of the I-4 corridor into Volusia County. Depending on how far the ridge axis is forced south much of the east coast north of West Palm could get into afternoon storm activity including Brevard if it gets as far south as far South Florida. Guidance varies from run to run and between models on what is to come about in that regard. Regardless, from Tuesday through next weekend the weather pattern will be notably different from that of the past few days of late.
|"Mushroom Cloud Tops are Limited to Those Out of the Ground |
in the Absence of Thunderstorms - East Coast"