Today had warm westerly winds ahead of an approaching cold front providing seasonable highs in the mid-80s. We saw some showers late in the afternoon along the coast, and some shower activity will continue through the evening, although most locations will remain dry. A weak cold front will slide through tonight into Wednesday but will have little, if any, moisture with associated with it. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy overnight with lows in the low to mid-60s. Winds will turn to the north northeast on Wednesday and temperatures will cool off just a degree or two for afternoon highs; most will top out in the low to mid-80s Wednesday afternoon. It will be mostly dry once again but a couple of showers are possible south of Interstate 4. This will be the trend again on Thursday.
Later in the week, our rain chances may increase slightly, especially for those south of Interstate 4, due to an area of low pressure in the Gulf. At this time, it seems the low will pass through South Florida or the Florida Straits, so most of the steady rain will stay well south of our area. The low is forecast to shift east into the western Atlantic, 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. The first is the previously mentioned low in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. Designated Invest 93, this system has a medium chance of development over the next two to five days as it shifts east through the Bay of Campeche and eventually over the Yucatan Peninsula. 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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