Saturday, June 30, 2018

Upper Disturbances Will Bring Relief From Heat...

Today we hit 97 degrees,  just 3 short of the record high.   As I have been mentioning for the past several blogs, relief is coming, in fact, it’s real close as radar tonight has lots of showers moving out of Mississippi southward into Louisiana.  These will slowly fizzle, but it’s a sign of things to come as a broad rotation is evident on Satellite loops centered over the Florida Panhandle with what appears on radar to be a weak low level circulation NW of Tampa in the NE Gulf.   Our local NWS office has also been mentioning these features and pointed out the possibility of heavy rainfall here late Monday into Tuesday.   The good news will be the less hot temperatures as highs should stay below 90 with more clouds and showers around.    As this first upper system passes to our west, we should see fewer showers for July 4th and on Thursday before another upper disturbance moves westward over us for Friday & Saturday.   None of the models are showing development and NHC seems not to be concerned.   The Eastern Pacific continues very active as the Gulf, Caribbean & Atlantic remain quiet.  An upper low is just south of Cuba creating lots of wind shear for the Caribbean while the Saharan Dust stretches from Africa all the way into the southern Gulf.   If anything were to form during the next 7-10 days, it would have to be a close in system since much of the tropics (in our part of the World) are a hostile environment right now.    Stay tuned!

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