Rain returns

Plenty of low clouds have been advancing from the ocean as more moisture moves into Florida.   This deepening plume also continues to send showers and thunderstorms our way, around the base of high pressure.  More pockets of rain appear likely, arriving off the Atlantic and moving westward.   Part of the reason for wetter weather involves a strengthening disturbance now moving across the northern Caribbean waters.   This area is closely being watched by the National Hurricane Center for potential development.   By the way, there’s currently a high chance for it to become a tropical depression or storm over the next 24 hours.  The Caribbean activity will not have a direct impact on our Florida weather as the disturbance stays hundreds of miles south of our region.  Still, as we’ve seen all day on Monday, tropical moisture is branching off and expanding.  With so much moisture in place, heavy downpours will be possible from Tuesday through Wednesday morning (according to latest forecast trends).   By late Wednesday and Thursday, then, we should encounter noticeable drying.