Big John WEATHER Summary & Discussion
(Issued 4:00 pm Tuesday June 18th, 2013)
Here we go again. Only this time, better coverage of late-day storms, so let's be careful out there. Skies will turn ugly, vivid lightning, cells moving quickly with the whole line moving east toward the coast. An active sea breeze front has developed, the wild card for more storms.
Tropical depression #2 is moving slowly across the base of the Yucatan Peninsula with incredible rainfall over Belize and most of Central America. Mudslides are widespread with up to 13" of local rains.
Official NHC forecast track has not moved much in the past 24 hours, still tracking back into the Bay of Campeche tomorrow.
There TD#2 may have a chance to strength to a Tropical Storm headed across the Bay into Southern Mexico. If it does, it will be named BARRY. No worries for us with this storm.
Our concern is again these late-day storms. The approaching cold front is organizing the storms into a line this afternoon. And it will take several days to clear the front as it stalls out near us tomorrow and Thursday.
The front finally dissipates late-week with more routine late-day storms expected into portions of the weekend and we stay seasonable in temperature and humidity. Stay cool and stay alert for afternoon storms. We'll be watching!
Meteorologist John Wetherbee, CBM
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