Winds are back

The week is off to a windy start but it’s a pattern that won’t persist.   The gusty conditions will be subsiding from late Tuesday into Wednesday, in gradual form.   Our south Florida work week began with those onshore winds pulling-in plenty of clouds from the ocean.   A high overcast also expanded out of the Gulf which kept the whole region looking “gray and gloomy.” Rain bands also dampened favored spots, but mainly across the island chain of the Keys.   The unsettled weather is due to a big pressure difference… between high pressure over the northeastern U.S. and a storm system (low pressure) over the western Atlantic Ocean.   As the high slips south and the ocean system pulls away, our local weather pattern will greatly improve.   Skies will brighten as the sun builds into the middle of the week.   Looking beyond that time, there will be some minor changes.   Weather forecast maps show a cold front (currently over the middle of the nation) moving into Florida by Friday.   On the Veterans Day holiday, the boundary may slip south and allow winds to turn.   A veer out of the north will mean lower humidity for us along with extra dry conditions.  Even though the cold front will fail to bring down true autumn-like air, a “fall” of a few degrees is possible.  Nighttime lows will feel nice in the 60’s by the upcoming weekend.