Satellite imagery over Florida shows a well-defined surface ridge axis aligned east to west from the Atlantic and across Lake Okeechobee. Note the clockwise turning of the cumulus clouds over the ocean. Showers and thunderstorms can also be seen developing along the east coast sea breeze near and north of the ridge axis. Upper level winds (note the cirrus anvil clouds) are from NNE to SSW as an upper level low approaches Florida from the east. Coverage and intensity of thunderstorms over the peninsula will increase through the afternoon and early evening.