Holiday heat

Seasonally hot weather prevails across south Florida.   Since we’ll barely muster a breeze, it will feel extra steamy as we round out May and move into June.   Meanwhile, there’s enough tropical moisture to stir up plenty of showers and storms.   The main trigger will be the east coast sea breeze… as it moves inland during the daytime hours.   Beach locations (along the Atlantic) may encounter a few bands of rain throughout the morning.  Then, stronger thunderstorm activity is expected to flare up over interior south Florida during the afternoon.   The Everglades will be the target for the heaviest storms with the greatest potential for lightning and torrential downpours.   On Sunday, by the way, lightning sparked a wildfire over rural reaches of Miami-Dade county.  Fortunately, it was discovered early and attended to.  Summer type storms will likely develop daily and move slowly, as steering winds remain light.  In the tropics, former Tropical Storm Bonnie continues to creep along while weakening near coastal South Carolina.   Persistent rainfall remains the main concern as remnants gradually work offshore in the days ahead (away from the middle Atlantic states during midweek).