ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — We’ve had a typical July pattern the past week with mainly afternoon to evening storms that then push west into the Gulf of Mexico at night.
That’s all going to change the next couple of days as winds shift and come from the opposite direction.
- Changing Pattern
- Earlier start to storms
- Not as hot
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In the short term, we’ve had another round of big storms out there today. They will die down, leading to partly cloudy skies overnight into early Tuesday morning.
Lows will be in the low 70s inland and upper 70s at the coast.
That small tropical low near Miami will not change our weather no matter what it does, so it’s nothing to be concerned about.
Instead of a wind from the southeast, we’ll see the winds shift and start coming from the southwest. Although it will be subtle at first, it will result in a pattern change.
Scattered storms will get a quicker start, starting in coastal regions, then propagating inland and eastward as the day goes along. High temperatures will be near 90.
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By Tuesday night most of the storms will be done or out of our area. Lows will be in the mid to upper 70s.
Wednesday will feature a stronger onshore wind flow. That, combined with an old front stalled to our north and a slug of moisture sliding in from the gulf, will result in a mostly cloudy day with numerous showers and storms coming in from the gulf early.
As a result, it will likely be a wet morning across much of the region. Then the showers and storms will move east and out of the area Wednesday evening.
Highs will be a little lower, mainly in the mid to upper 80s.
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