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UnsettledWe’ll have to settle for some “unsettled” conditions this holiday weekend.   Luckily, there’s no worry of storms but a wind surge is in progress.   Onshore winds will keep causing problems along the Atlantic beaches extending into the Florida Keys.   The same gusty breeze will also send a few showers out of the ocean as they pass by select areas of south Florida.

UnsettledNothing in the way of rain is likely to last long.   Just be prepared for a few nuisance showers, including the chance for a heavy downpour, or two.

The easterly winds should start decreasing after the upcoming weekend, mainly late Monday.   Looking ahead, the long range forecast appears less spring-like.

Muggy air will make a gradual comeback next week.   With the higher humidity levels, we may see some isolated thunderstorms.   These would be more likely to occur over inland areas.

Of course, rainfall is needed this time of the year  and especially due to drought-like conditions over the Everglades.

We’ll just hope the lightning potential (next week) doesn’t spawn any new brush fires.

Source: WSVN/7 News

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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.