Thursday, May 31, 2012

Caribbean Connection

Rain has moved into South Florida, and the threat for more exists through Sunday. The radar image shows where it has rained over the last 3 hours. It was a soggy start to Thursday, and more is expected.

The same upper winds that pushed "Beryl" out to Sea, are now moving into the Gulf of Mexico. They will draw up moisture form the Western Caribbean Sea while at the same time, a huge area of high pressure over the Bahamas will trap the rain over us. This Caribbean Connection will keep us rather soggy for awhile.

Models hint as much as 2-4 inches of rain associated with this moisture, on top of the already saturated ground, this could cause street flooding.  I wouldn't be surprised if NWS issues a flood advisory of some sort in the next 12 hours.

So far, we have had 2 tropical systems before the start of hurricane season. (T.S. Beryl was a record setter- check previous post) The season officially starts June 1st. To find out what we can expect and to prepare for whatever mother nature throws our way, WSVN has prepared a 1 hour special titled,"Surviving a Storm". It will air Friday June 1st, at 8 pm.

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