Satellite imagery over Florida shows the west coast sea breeze initiating numerous showers and thunderstorms. This surge will continue eastward, colliding with the east coast sea breeze and other thunderstorm induced boundaries later this afternoon. Thunderstorm coverage and intensities will increase as these boundaries collide.
Water vapor imagery over Florida shows lower moisture levels moving across the central peninsula from east to west. This animation shows mid level moisture content with the yellow indicating drier air. Note the expanding and deepening yellow shades across central portions of the state. This will result in a lower than normal coverage of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
While Florida experiences a typical summer day with scattered late afternoon and evening thunderstorms along colliding sea breeze boundaries satellite imagery over the Caribbean shows a large Saharan dust plume over the region. The dust which originated from northern Africa can be seen by the light sandy appearance over the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
GOES-East Low Level Water Vapor satellite imagery over Florida shows relatively lower moisture levels as indicated by the yellow colors over central Florida with higher levels over the panhandle and south Florida regions. Areas of lower moisture will result in later development of diurnal showers and thunderstorms as sea breezes and other boundaries develop. Current showers and thunderstorms are located in areas of higher moisture.