In the wake of a relatively weak cold front, it's the lack of sun that makes a huge difference.
After two days with afternoon highs failing to break 70 degrees across most of central Florida, an overall warmer weather pattern is about to move in. Two "indexes" we meteorologists look at point to this warmer trend.
After a warm up that saw temperatures climb into the 80s over the weekend and early this week, the aftermath of an Election Day cold front was temperatures that struggled to get out of the mid 60s today. A reinforcing cold front moves through central Florida tonight.
Afternoon temperatures will warm back into the 80s this weekend across central Florida, with lots of sun on the way. There will still be some chilly mornings though. A cold front, and a potential Northeastern US coastal storm, awaits next week.
Hurricane Sandy is moving away from central Florida this evening, after bringing at least a couple of inches of rain to our eastern counties and wind gusts well above minimum tropical storm force. Sandy, as it transitions to a "post tropical" storm -- or hybrid storm -- will become an historic event as it approaches the Northeast US.
Hurricane Sandy is the strongest storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, as measured by pressure, as it sits about 500 miles southeast of central Florida tonight. It has already brought scattered rain bands to the area Thursday and promises more wet and windy weather for Friday.
A large tropical wave is located south of Jamaica and Hispaniola tonight; this wave is likely to become a tropical depression early this week and ultimately Tropical Storm Sandy. We'll have to watch this system carefully in the coming week.
The coolest air of the season is moving into central Florida and temperatures will bottom out in the 50s across a lot of the area to start Sunday morning.
A second cold front is moving through central Florida tonight, bringing even drier air into the area from the north. Temperatures will drop into the 60s for most areas, with even a few upper 50s by daybreak Wednesday. Then, an upper level disturbance -- in part of associated with an eastern Pacific hurricane -- will bring a chance of showers to the area Wednesday.
A long-awaited cold front is moving through central Florida tonight, bringing with it much less humid weather for the middle and end of the week. In the meantime, heavier showers and storms are again moving through the area tonight.
We may officially be more than two weeks into the fall months, but it still feels like summer across central Florida. This week has been marked by daily deluges and, even though a front will move through tomorrow, it will remain wetter than average through early this week.
October began with a late-summer like scattering of showers and storms across central Florida. A big storm is stalled over the Gulf and driving tropical moisture northward; this will keep our rain chances on the higher side through the work week.
Temperatures dropped as low as the middle 50s this morning across parts of central Florida, with 60s across a good chunk of the area along and north of I-4. The cooler weather sticks around to start Tuesday morning, with warmer and more humid air -- as well as a chance of storms -- returning to the forecast later this week.
We've had a front meandering across the Florida peninsula over the last few days and it is located just to our south tonight. A second, stronger, front will arrive early Sunday and clear -- at least briefly -- the unsettled weather to our south and give us a nice finish to the weekend.
We wrapped up the weekend with scattered showers and storms, the heaviest of which fell across our western counties. The rain pattern is changing for the week ahead -- and we may even see an attempt at tropical development!
A persistent onshore breeze has kept central Florida cooler than average over the last few days, with passing showers moving from east to west. The breeze stays up to start the weekend, but will relax to wrap the weekend as highs return to the low 90s.
An unusual early season cold front is moving through central Florida right now, and will provide a bit of a break to the late summer heat and cut down on our rain chances over the next few days.
So far, 90L, a piece of former Hurricane Isaac hasn't gotten better organized in the Gulf. Satellite imagery is showing an exposed center of circulation, with the rain clouds and rain on the SW side - a sign of a storm undergoing wind shear. I've had the question about why ...
It's been an unusually dry first couple of days of the Labor Day weekend and we'll finish it pretty quiet as well. The remnants of Isaac, in part, are the reason.
Tropical Storm Isaac is still a fairly disorganized, albeit large, 45 mph tropical storm in the northeast Caribbean. There have been some model shifts to the west over the last several hours; tonight's model runs will be critical.