"Oscar" Soon to Be Swallowed Up by Big Upper Trough/Cold Front....
Take note of the ragged cut-off & bad data over the far E. Atlantic. The problem is that the GOES-13 satellite is malfunctioning. Work is ongoing but for the time being the satellite -- GOES-15 -- that usually covers the Western U.S. & parts of the Pacific has been moved east to cover more of the Atlantic Basin. Click here for info. from the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Studies (CIMSS) & to view other satellite sectors.
"Oscar" in the far E. Atlantic & will soon become absorbed by a huge upper level trough over the Central & N. Atlantic & accompanying surface cold front. There will be no impact on any land areas as "Oscar" becomes post-tropical & part of a huge Atlantic Ocean storm.
Meanwhile...a large plume of tropical moisture -- as seen in the water vapor image below -- is streaming northward from the Caribbean & Gulf of Mexico across Fl. Numerous heavy showers & t'storms are imbedded within this moisture but no surface low development is evident or expected. A cluster of t'storms has developed in the far SW Gulf, but we'll have to see if it persists. There is also a good deal of southwesterly shear over the Gulf so any significant surface development might be hard to come by. But with a front moving into the Gulf in Oct., it's something to keep an eye on. In any case...heavy rain will continue across much of Fl. through Fri. night before gradually shifting south through the weekend into early next week.