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Friday Starts Out Warm Before Strong Storms Arrive


South Florida will be off to a warm and showery start on Friday, but strong storms will move through during the afternoon.

image4We’ll see periods of showers during the morning and highs will approach the 80 degree mark before storms arrive, bringing gusty winds, heavy rains, and dangerous lightning.



image6Saturday will be drier and will feature sun, clouds, maybe a quick stray shower, and highs in the upper 70s.

Showers and storms return on Sunday, and highs will be near 80 degrees, but a cold front arriving during the evening will bring a longer spell of mostly sunny and decidedly cooler weather.

Lows will be in the 50s during the first half of the workweek. Highs on Monday will top out near 70 degrees, and temperatures will just make it into the upper 60s on Tuesday. Wednesday will be only slightly warmer, with highs around 70 degrees.

In the Atlantic, Alex reached hurricane strength on Thursday and is affecting the Azores. Early on Friday, Alex was located near 27.1 North, 30.8 West, and was zipping northward at 23 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 75 miles per hour, making Alex the first hurricane since 1938 to have formed during the month of January.

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By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Jan. 15, 2016 

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.