Satellite imagery on this last day in February shows a well-defined surface SSE to NNW wind flow regime as indicated by widespread Cumulus cloud field and the downwind ‘lake shadows’ near all the larger water bodies. An approaching frontal boundary will initially bring near record warm temperatures across the state over the next couple of days before frontal passage and a noticeable cool down by the weekend.
Satellite imagery over Florida continues to show surface and upper level high pressure dominating the weather pattern across the state. Low level SE to NW winds can be seen be the orientation of the daytime cumulus and stratocumulus cloud streets. The inland penetration of the east coast sea breeze as well as lake ‘shadows’ can also be seen.
Satellite imagery over Florida at the first glimpses of sunlight (Bahamas) reveals low clouds and fog blanketing the panhandle and northern Florida regions. As has been the case in the recent benign high pressure dominated weather pattern these clouds and fog will burn off with solar heating giving way fair weather cumulus and stratocumulus clouds during the daylight hours. An isolated shower or two is possible across extreme south Florida otherwise no rain is expected.
Satellite imagery at sunrise over Florida revealed the blanket of low clouds and fog covering the northern 2/3 of the peninsula. These clouds will slowly dissipate as the solar heating increases throughout the day. Otherwise a continuation of above normal temperatures as upper level high pressure dominates the southeast U.S.
Satellite imagery over Florida shows low-level south and southeast flow as indicated by the cumulus lines across the southern half of the peninsula. This flow continues to feed a weak cold front which will wash out over the northern peninsula. Showers and an isolated thunderstorm will occur along the front and sea breeze boundaries.
Satellite imagery over Florida shows an active weather pattern across the southeast U.S. as the next cold front moves through the area. While this front will not bring cold temperatures to the peninsula it will bring an increased chance for showers and thunderstorms over the next few days.
Satellite imagery over Florida shows scattered post frontal clouds across the southern half of the peninsula. The cold front that moved through the state can be seen stretching from the Bahamas to the Florida Keys and Florida Straits. A mainly quiet week is expected over the state with seasonal temperatures and low rain chances.
Satellite imagery over Florida shows a vigorous cold front moving across the southeast U.S., eastern Gulf of Mexico, and Florida. A combination of moderate rain and isolated embedded thunderstorms across the peninsula can be expected.
Satellite imagery over Florida shows the next cold front sliding down the peninsula. The NE to SW oriented thin line of clouds stretching from south of Jacksonville to near Cross City and over the eastern Gulf of Mexico marks the location of the front. This front will bring another round of north winds and cooler temperatures for the weekend.