Soggy week ahead for Florida and Georgia

| June 12, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – An unsettled pattern is ahead for much of North Florida and South Georgia.

More than eight inches of rain was recorded so far in June. Off and on rain will follow for the next several days.

The reason for the soggy outlook? It is in part, due to the moisture available in the upper levels of the atmosphere. High moisture levels contribute to increased cloud cover too. An area of high pressure to our north will bring our local winds from the east and southeast. The east coast sea breeze, combined with the abundant moisture overhead, and some daytime heating are the perfect ingredients for scattered rain.

This tropical airmass should not be confused with a tropical depression or storm. This airmass is not organized and is instead a patch of moisture and unsettled air. However, heavy rain is possible within some thunderstorms. Thunderstorms will be most likely develop through inland portions of North Florida and South Georgia during the afternoon. Rain will coverage will decrease after sunset each day.

Daytime heating is being limited by cloud cover. The minimal heating is keeping the possibility of severe weather low. Since some spots in Florida and Georgia received several inches of rain in the past week. An additional 1 to 2 inches of rain is possible through midweek.

Thunderstorms could lead to concentrated higher amounts. There isn’t a high threat of flooding, but it could be a concern in areas with poor drainage, dirt roads, or already saturated soil.

This unsettled pattern will keep rain chances around 40% to 70% from Monday through Saturday.
Lower rain chances follow on Sunday, with a more typical summertime pattern of hit-and-miss afternoon rain.

(WCTV Eyewitness News)

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