July 24, 2019 - "Talking the Tropics With Mike" - updated every day during the hurricane season.
An unseasonable cool front will settle ove the Gulf of Mexico & Florida for several days bringing relief from the weeks of hot temps. in addition to some welcome rain.
Cool fronts so far south are not common during late July. This is the same front that "busted" the heat wave at northern latitudes & helped spawn tornadic t'storms near Boston.
Locally.... the front will drop temps. into the 80s for highs. So far in July.... only 2 days have fallen short of 90 degrees, but we'll add to that number with the front in the area.
And the front will add to our daily rain & storms with widespread rain that will be heavy at times. The beaches had recently gone dry as steering winds were not pushing sea breeze-generated storms toward the coast.
As a whole, the U.S. remains as drought-free as the lower 48 has been in some 20 years:
And we've seen marked improvement across NE Fl./SE Ga. Maps below are the difference between mid June vs. mid July:
The diagrams below show the dry/warm pattern going back to early May:
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