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Today's Forecast

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Dec. 26, 2015 – South Florida’s late December heat wave will continue on Saturday, and we’ll have to wait for 2016 to see any real relief.

Tonight's Forecast
Tonight’s Forecast

After another unseasonably warm early morning on Saturday, look for some sun, clouds and passing showers on the strong ocean breeze (especially in northern Broward and Palm Beach counties), a high risk of dangerous rip currents that will last through the weekend, and highs in the mid 80s.

Sunday will again see near-record warm morning “lows” well into the 70s, a few passing showers on a strong breeze, and highs in the mid 80s.

Our week ahead (and the rest of 2015) features unseasonably warm mornings, afternoon highs in the mid 80s, breezy conditions, and afternoon highs in the mid 80s — all in place through New Year’s Eve.

Computer models indicate more typical winter weather could reach South Florida late on January 1st — but we’ll have to wait and see.

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.