It has been HOT and DRY the past few months but according to weather forecasts this week and an obvious spike in humidity – rain is on its way, and lots of it. According to AccuWeather.com, big changes are on the way for parts of Mexico and Central America and that includes possible rain and thunderstorms that could bring flooding to the region. Red sunsets, like the one pictured above, taken yesterday are one indication of possible rain.
What was a long stretch of dry weather and record heat, a cold front will be pushing down its way into the Gulf of Mexico bringing rain to southeast Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras.
Belize’s National Meteorological Service’s forecast calls for seasonably hot and dry weather today with the approach of a late season cold front that will support a break in these conditions. Neighboring city of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico experienced a sizzling high of 110 degrees F. the last couple of days, while in Belize temperatures reached in the high 90’s in the mainland.
But although the forecast of rain brings an end to the unrelenting heat, on the negative side an elevated risk for flooding has been indicated for the region, which includes affecting Belize. The greatest threat for flooding will be across the Mexican states of Tabasco and Chiapas, while also extending across much of Guatemala and western Honduras.
AccuWeather.com indicates that this front will stall across Central America during the second half of the week prompting additional showers and thunderstorms; however, the threat for flooding will diminish as the front weakens late in the week.
So we can expect some rain during the latter half of the week, but in the meantime remember to stay hydrated, because its HOT out there!!!