June 29, 2011

Arlene Brings Relief

A cold front brings scattered thunderstorms to the Southeast and Gulf coasts and Florida today.

Downpours have been ongoing much of the week over Florida, thanks in part to an old frontal boundary and a flow of moisture from the tropical Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico.

A broken zone of clouds, showers and thunderstorms can be seen extended northeast-southwest, all the way to Arlene over the southwest Gulf of Mexico.

While much of Florida has received tenths of inches of rain on a daily basis, some areas have received inches each day for almost a week. This trend will continue into much of the holiday weekend.

In six days, Gainesville has gained 4.50 inches of rain, which is two-thirds of their entire normal rainfall for June. Even in Jacksonville, the ultra lean rainfall until this week has been wiped out by nearly 3.00 inches of rain in six days, about 50 percent of the normal rainfall for the entire month.

By Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meteorologist - Accuweather.com

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