NOW: Latest KSC sounding and local LDIS model reveals a very moist and moderately unstable airmass over East Central Florida this morning with no capping. Evidence is in the picture below taken at 8:30AM. Latest RUC analysis depicts a weak, low level trough embedded in the ESE steering flow which should be making "landfall" around 2pm this afternoon.......
TODAY:..... If we aren't unstable enough now, we will be then. Unlike the past two days, it looks more likely that showers could persist at any time today and into tonight. Heavier storms will be west of I-95 once the showers encounter some frictional drag as well as uplift from the heated landmass of the peninsula. Big Storm or two west of Orlando with heaviest threat being lightning in abundance and heavy rain. Storms should keep on marchin' though..so big time accumulations shouldn't occur execpt in areas that happen to get more than one dousing.
TOMORROW: More of the same. Looks more like a more significant tropical wave in association with "Remnant Ana" will pay a visit late tonight into Wendesday continuing if not increasing our chances of rain through the day and into the night. It is currently beginining to spread its ashes toward S. Florida.
FURTHER OUT: The overall pattern will start to shift from an "unpredictable stream of inverted troughs off the Atlantic"...to more of a "back to the continental trough digging south across the SE U.S" regime which has plagued us all summer. Placement, and therefore the resultant outcome, will be the factor in determining what each day will bring us. Thus, each day can be a new story. How exciting!
Had to throw in this photo of my cat, Lola. She loves her new necklace I bought for her yesterday.