Satellite imagery over Florida shows numerous showers and thunderstorms developing along the west coast sea breeze and traveling towards the northeast. While the activity travels towards the northeast upper level, (anvil cloud) level winds continue to blow from east to west. Also of note, as the east coast sea breeze develops and hugs the coastline thunderstorm coverage will increase as boundaries collide.
Satellite imagery over Florida shows a typical midsummer cloud pattern with showers and thunderstorms developing along the east and west coast sea breezes. Upper level winds continue to flow east to west as indicated by the anvil blow off from the thunderstorms. Thunderstorm coverage will increase across interior sections of the peninsula as sea breezes and thunderstorm outflow boundaries collide.
Florida satellite imagery over Florida shows a majority of cloud cover and related showers and thunderstorms along the west coast and southern parts of the state where deepest moisture content and favorable boundary interaction exist. Drier air exists across northern and panhandle regions. Note is the very thin high level cirrus clouds moving southward over northern Florida.
Satellite imagery over Florida shows a light NNE low level wind regime and east coast sea breeze based on the cumulus clouds over north Florida and clouds along the east coast. The trailing trough of low pressure and higher moisture associated with strengthening ‘Chris’ was now across south Florida and the Gulf of Mexico.
Satellite imagery over Florida shows enhanced cloud cover associated with the trailing trough and higher moisture content from Tropical Storm Chris. The enhanced cloudiness can be seen stretching from the center of Chris across Florida and up into Georgia and Alabama.
Satellite imagery over Florida shows upper level cirrus clouds emanating from Tropical Storm Chris located off the Carolina coast. These clouds are indicative of strong upper level winds which are currently and temporarily inhibiting the growth of Tropical Storm Chris.