Tropical Storm Isaac is a 45 mph storm moving through the waters of the northeast Caribbean. The forecast models have largely been pointing toward a significant impact on Florida's weather late this weekend and early next week, but there are many factors at play that could affect what ultimately becomes of Isaac.
Despite an upward pulse of energy moving across the Atlantic basin, conditions are still less than ideal for tropical development in much of the basin. A large tropical wave moving west of the Cape Verde Islands, though, will need to be monitored over the coming days.
The peak of the Atlantic hurricane season is still a bit less than a month away, but mid August is usually the time that activity starts to increase across the basin. Ernesto made landfall in Mexico last week as a Category 1 hurricane, but since, systems have fallen apart in the Atlantic.
An upper level disturbance and a tropical wave will combine to give us a high chance of showers and storms across central Florida this weekend. It won't rain all the time, but it will be wetter than average each day. We're also tracking Tropical Depression Seven in the central Atlantic.
A tropical wave moved across central Florida today, producing storms that dropped nearly two inches of rain in some neighborhoods. Farther away in the tropics, Ernesto battled dry air all day while Florence is quickly weakening in the eastern Atlantic.
Tropical Storm Ernesto is a 45 mph tropical storm as of Friday morning, but a very poorly organized one. The official NHC forecast has it strengthening to a strong tropical storm and, eventually, a weak hurricane in the western Caribbean -- but it has a rough road ahead of it.
Hot and mainly dry weather is getting set to dominate the weather story across central Florida. We saw fewer storms today across central Florida and even drier weather is right around the corner. By the end of the week, we'll be making a run at record highs.
Dry, dusty air, originating thousands of miles away in north Africa, has moved into central Florida. This dust is helping to keep our rain chance low as we enter the weekend, and giving the sky I prominent haze.
An upper level disturbance is fully taking advantage of the tropical moisture in place across central Florida. Slow moving storms Tuesday dumped more than four inches of rain over parts of central Florida. Wednesday stays wet before much drier air builds in.
A stagnant weather pattern is leaving tropical moisture stalled over central Florida, providing plenty of fuel for showers and storms. Temperatures Wednesday stayed in the 80s for much of the area as a southeast flow brought rain into the area by mid morning. Wet weather will stick around through the end of the week.
After getting off to the most active start in recorded history, the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season has suddenly gone dormant. Not only are there no named storms or depressions to track, but there's an absolute dearth of activity across most of the basin. How long will the silence last?
The heat wears on across central Florida. The humidity makes it feel even hotter. It's the typical summertime pattern we see this time of year, only temperatures are running a few degrees above average. Average high in Orlando is 91 degrees. We have seen nearly an entire week of temperatures at least ...
A "ring of fire" ridge -- both literally and figuratively -- is dominating much of the United States as we head into this pre-July 4th weekend. Triple digit highs were recorded across a huge part of the country Friday and fires continue to rage in the tinder-box dry Colorado. Meantime, at home, temperatures will only be a few degrees above average this weekend.
The fourth named storm of the season, Debby, will likely form this weekend and will play a big role in our weekend weather, even if it will be several hundred miles away in the central Gulf. A cold front moving into the southeast is timed just right to pull deep tropical moisture toward central Florida, especially on Sunday.
The third named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season formed in the north Atlantic Tuesday as Chris was christened well northeast of Bermuda. While Chris will play no role in our weather, a disorganized mass of thunderstorms across the Caribbean and Florida Straits most certainly will over the coming days.
After the first couple of weeks of the Atlantic hurricane season quietly passed, things are about to heat up again in the nearby waters of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Any development later this week, though, will likely be well south and west of central Florida.
After wringing out what seems like every bit of moisture in the atmosphere over the last few days, a stationary front is weakening tonight and will move away from central Florida. Drier weather will move in to finish the weekend and start the new work week. We're also tracking the tropics for the possibility of development in about a week.
After a dry weekend and start to the work week, deep moisture in the Gulf is being guided eastward toward central Florida. At the same time, a slow-moving front will sag toward the area, making for a soggy mid to late week.
It's been a wet week across central Florida, bookended by the landfall of Tropical Storm Beryl and a late week cold front. Drier and hotter weather will move in for the weekend.
What was once Tropical Storm Beryl is now a 30 mph tropical depression spinning its wheels over north Florida. Beryl will keep our rain chances high through the early part of this week, with still the chance for strong storms across central Florida.