Very little change in our weather through the weekend into Mon.:
** isolated to widely scattered afternoon/early evening storms
Potential change will arrive by the middle of next week as temps. cool aloft (weak upper level trough) and a tropical wave approaches from the east. The tropical wave is producing a large but disorganized area of showers & storms from the NE Caribbean to the SW Atlantic inclduing Haiti & Puerto Rico (see satellite image below from Thu. afternoon).
It doesn't appear the wave will develop much, but it should arrive over Fl. about Tue. & enhance showers & storms. So Tue.-Thu. of next week looks wetter.
News from NASA: (images courtesy NASA)
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