The recent dry spell will be coming to an end today. The Bermuda ridge will push westward towards the area today. This, combined with surface high pressure centered over the Appalachian Mountains moving southward will enhance southeasterly flow across the area.That flow regime will start bringing the pool of high moisture over the Gulf of Mexico into the local area. Therefore, I’m expecting a spotty shower or two this afternoon with scattered showers and thunderstorms Friday into Friday night. Drier conditions will move in for the weekend.
A broad disturbance will set up across the eastern Gulf and western Atlantic by early next week. Southwest flow will be the rule across the forecast area, and this will allow for a more humid and unstable airmass to take hold of the area by next Tuesday and Wednesday.