MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Along with hurricane season and the wet season, there’s one other climate phenomenon we expertise right here in South Florida this time of yr.
The Saharan Mud season can also be underway and may go all over August.
Plumes of mud come off Africa and may make the lengthy trek throughout the Atlantic, via the Caribbean, and find yourself right here in South Florida and the Gulf.
The present surge of mud is on the robust facet and might be transferring into South Florida by the center of subsequent week.
Because the mud layer strikes throughout the Atlantic it might dry out the environment and restrict the variety of storms that develop.
Fewer storms imply tropical exercise is proscribed and even eradicated whereas the mud layer strikes via the area.
It’s what is going on now over the Atlantic and components of the Caribbean. Easterly winds will proceed to maneuver the mud plume and convey it right here by the center of subsequent week.
Hazy sunshine to even a milky-looking sky is what we will count on right here. It’s nonetheless attainable to get storms these days relying on how a lot mud makes it right here. If heat moist air rises into the drier air with a storm it might even create stronger wind gusts. Just a few storms are attainable subsequent week.
Within the Western Gulf of Mexico, the Nationwide Hurricane Heart is forecasting an space of low stress to develop early subsequent week. Growth potential stays low and it’ll keep within the Western Gulf because it slowly strikes north or northwest.
Search for hazy skies later subsequent week and keep alert for storms to develop.
It’s nonetheless attainable even with Saharan Mud current for those who do develop to have the potential to be robust with gusty winds and downpours.
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