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Early Showers, Storms Followed By Sun; Watching Tropical Depression #4

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Early Showers

Early ShowersSouth Florida will see some early showers on a hot Thursday as we watch a new depression in the tropics. After another warm start, Thursday features passing showers and a storm or two in the morning, followed by hot sun and clouds. The sea breeze will push afternoon storm development well inland, so there’s just a chance of a storm in the western suburbs. Highs on Thursday will be in the low 90s.

Rain chances will go up a bit on Friday, so early showers will be followed by a few afternoon storms in spots. Highs on Friday will be mostly in the low 90s.

Look for showers and storms on Saturday, along with periods of sun. Saturday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Sunday will bring more of the same — passing showers and storms with some sun. Highs on Sunday will be near 90 degrees.

Early showers, sun and clouds, and a few afternoon storms along the sea breeze are all in the forecast for Monday. Highs on Monday will be in the low 90s.

Early ShowersWe’re watching tropical Depression # 4, which formed in the central Atlantic late on Wednesday. At 5 am Thursday, TD # 4 was located near 13.2 North, 40.0 West, and was moving west-northwest at 17 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were estimated at 30 miles per hour. TD # 4 will struggle with dry air and increasing wind shear, and it could degenerate quickly without reaching tropical storm status, as some of the computer models are showing. The National Hurricane Center’s forecast early Thursday indicates TD # 4 won’t strengthen much in the short run and will dissipate east of the Bahamas on Monday. We’ll keep an eye on all this to make sure the forecast verifies.

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Donna Thomas has studied hurricanes for two decades. She holds a PhD in history when her experience with Hurricane Andrew ultimately led her to earn a degree in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University. Donna spent 15 years at WFOR-TV (CBS4 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale), where she worked as a weather producer with hurricane experts Bryan Norcross and David Bernard. She also produced hurricane specials and weather-related features and news coverage, as well as serving as pool TV producer at the National Hurricane Center during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Donna also served as a researcher on NOAA's Atlantic Hurricane Database Reanalysis Project. Donna specializes in Florida's hurricane history.