Falling back

It’s time to “fall back” as they say.   Of course, the words are used in reference to the regular time change, as daylight saving ends and we go back to standard time.   This actual time change takes place precisely at 2 am Sunday, but most of you will want to simply adjust your clocks back… one hour before you go to bed!   Meanwhile, our south Florida temperatures won’t be “falling” anytime soon.   Expect seasonal readings (at least) if not slightly above-average warm weather.   Interestingly, we started the weekend with a cold front sagging south of Lake Okeechobee.   The boundary was able to tap into moisture and bring scattered rain showers along with mostly cloudy skies over the region.   The front is settling south and set to dissipate over the next 24 hours.   Since winds are already shifting onshore, a drier and cooler scenario isn’t in our future.   Instead, strong high pressure will quickly rebuild over the eastern quarter of the nation with Florida getting surging winds.   Gusty type winds from the Atlantic will highlight the beginning of our work week.   Even on Election Day (Tuesday) very breezy conditions should be expected.   Should you take your umbrella to your polling site?   Perhaps, yes.   A few, random showers will tend to move into south Florida from the east and northeast.   Any damp weather you might encounter, won’t last long!   Winds will then start decreasing from Wednesday through Thursday… as another cold front tries to dive southward.   Early indications suggest this front might cross our area during the late week hours while dropping temperatures around 5 degrees or so (very minor).   Behind the front, look for more frequent sunshine and very pleasant weather heading into next weekend.