A rather benign weather local weather pattern through Thu. with persistent onshore east winds & only mediocre mid & upper level moisture. The result will be a couple of nice days by mid July standards with a refreshing wind off the ocean at our beaches but also an elevated rip current risk. High temps. will range from the mid 80s at the beaches to low 90s inland.
An upper level ridge to the north of the First Coast will break down & move to the west by the end of the week allowing for higher atmospheric moisture to return along with winds from the southwest both aloft & at the surface. This will allow for at least scattered afternoon & evening showers & storms to return Fri. through the weekend.
Nice photo below from Tony early Mon. morning from our beaches as the towering tropical cumulus gather offshore as they move west dropping brief but heavy downpours.
A few weather tidbits:
* The Unversity of Alabama in Huntsville broke ground for their Severe Weather Institute Research & Lightnig Laboratory slated for completion in the summer, 2014 -- click ** here ** for the story.
* A Southwest Oklahoma town has built school buildings that are designed (dome) to withstand an EF-5 tornado! Click ** here ** for the story.