A STALLED FRONTAL BOUNDARY SHOULD KEEP OUR WEATHER ON THE UNSETTLED SIDE THROUGH MID-WEEK… THE NEXT TROPICAL CYCLONE MAY BE FORMING VERY SOON

Weather forecasters have a very difficult forecast due to the frontal boundary that has stalled just to our south and east and the persistent trough that is in place across the Eastern states. Although there is a chance of a shower or thunderstorm at any time over the next few days, it is literally impossible to predict with any certainty what areas will see rain and how much will fall. Speaking of rain, I picked up about an inch and a half of rain in my backyard since Saturday. There will probably be some sunshine at times but clouds should dominate through Wednesday. It appears now that once we get to Friday, the chance of rain will finally be low enough to remove showers from the forecast. The dry weather should last through next weekend. At least that’s the way it looks right now. What about the tropics? Gordon has become extra-tropical as it heads towards Europe. There is an area of disturbed weather moving steadily westward in the Central North Atlantic that may become the seaon’s next tropical cyclone. It doesn’t look very healthy now since there is a lot of dry air around this system. However, conditions may be improving over the next few days. Meteorologists are concerned that should this develop into a tropical cyclone, it may eventually impact parts of the Southeastern U.S., especially Florida. That does not mean that anything is imminent. Folks should monitor this storm for any future development. There is another area of concern further east-southeast of this system. Since we are now entering what normally is the most active part of the Atlantic hurricane season, you should make sure that you are prepared just in case a storm threatens your area. That’s it for now. I’ll have an update Wednesday morning.

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