A sudden surge of tropical moisture has returned. South Florida and the region had to pivot back to wetter conditions as low pressure (high in the atmosphere) shifted into the eastern Gulf of Mexico. On Saturday evening and night, widespread thunderstorms reached the southeast coast and also the Keys. Gusty thunderstorm winds, blinding rains and vivid lightning all came together. There will still be enough lingering moisture to fuel additional showers on Sunday. There will be a difference, though. Increasing winds around high pressure will quickly “send” activity away (without rain or storms lasting very long). Periods of rain should further decrease on Monday and possibly Tuesday, too. However, looking deeper into the new week, another moisture surge could arrive by Wednesday and “ramp up” more rain action again. It has already been an incredibly wet start to August. In Miami, for example, we’ve chalked up nearly 10 inches of rain. That’s more than double what’s average… and we’re not even half way through the month!
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