It’s turning out much better today than yesterday, thanks to another cold front infiltrating from the north. No rain is associated with this front. However, humidity will be lower behind the front as more sunshine fills the sky. Highs will be lower than Tuesday by a couple of degrees, topping out near 82 this afternoon.
This evening, skies will become clear with lows dropping to near 60 degrees, a bit cooler than the previous night. Areas north and west, especially in Marion County, will find cooler lows in the low to mid-50s.
High pressure will settle in behind this front, and this system will be key to our weather pattern for the rest of the week. It will help block a surge of tropical moisture originating in the Bay of Campeche with Tropical Depression Nine, and help steer the parent area of low pressure toward the Florida Straits or Cuba in the next few days. Meanwhile, this ridge will provide Central Florida with mainly dry days and seasonable temperatures for the duration of the workweek.
Rain will stay out of our forecast until at least Friday when the low will passes to our south, in turn keeping the steady rain well south of our area. The low is forecast to shift east into the western Atlantic near or south of the Bahamas, causing drier air to filter into Central Florida behind the low for the weekend. A look ahead to the weekend features plenty of sun each day with highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s.
In the tropics, there are two areas being watched for development over the next few days. Tropical Depression Nine will shift east through the Bay of Campeche and eventually over the Yucatan Peninsula. If it becomes a tropical storm, it will be named Hanna. It is currently poorly organized and might even dissipate as it moves over the Yucatan. Another area of low pressure in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, Invest 92, is near the Azores and has a low chance for tropical development in the next five days.
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