But we won't know for sure until July 4th.
That's because for south Florida the 4-5 week period between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July is usually the rainiest. The reason? At first glance one might assume that rainier conditions would prevail later in the summer (and early fall) when the tropical storm systems get going in full force. But it's the early wet season's lingering instability in the upper layers of the atmosphere (i.e. as the northern hemisphere transitions from winter to summer mode) that stokes the meteorologic flames on Florida's famed sea-breeze fed storms.
Meteorologists in West Palm call it the "Enhanced Sea Breeze" effect.
That lingering instability can also bring some extratropical storms, too.
(That's just a fancy term for a mid-latitudinal cyclone.) At some point in the wet season we wait in baited breath for a windless tropical system to save the day (i.e. rain but no wind). But before we get that far ahead of ourselves let's check back in on this on July 4th.
|You can't stop the wet season now.|
As seen June 2009
Regardless the rain amount,
we'll all be celebrating with a big parade.