5+ inches of rain on the way to drought-stricken Florida

As the ridge shifts eastward, a west-southwest flow develops in the mid-levels of the atmosphere, which will help to increase moisture across Florida.
Ahead of this disturbance, a deepening southwesterly flow will bring an increase in moisture across the state.
Find out with The Weather Network’s 2017 Summer Forecast | FORECAST & MAPS HERE At this point, it doesn’t appear likely that we’ll see a prolonged severe outbreak with these storms, but SPC does highlight north Florida as a potential spot for severe storms on Tuesday.
Even in storms that don’t meet severe criteria, frequent lightning strikes, brief heavy downpours, and gusty winds will be the main concern with those that do develop.
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In addition to the rainfall expected, this active pattern will also help to keep a moist atmosphere in place across the Sunshine State.
This combination of increased relative humidity and rainfall should keep the fire danger at a minimum.

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