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A Disturbance In The Tropics Makes For A Wet Day

South Florida is watching a disturbance in the tropics on a wet Saturday. While it’s unlikely to develop, it will bring us periods of storms and showers this weekend. Saturday features periods of showers and storms, along with clouds and some sun. We’ll also see a high risk of dangerous rip currents at the Atlantic beaches on Saturday morning, and rip currents will continue to be a concern through the weekend. Highs on Saturday will be in the mid 80s.

Sunday will bring periods of showers and storms, but we’ll also see some sun. And don’t look for a beach day on either coast. Rip currents will be a problem along the Atlantic coast, and a Red Tide bloom is affecting the Gulf beaches. Sunday’s highs will be in the mid 80s.

Look for sun, clouds, and showers on Monday. Monday’s highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.

Tuesday will bring more of the same — sun, clouds, and some showers. Tuesday’s highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.

The pattern of passing showers and a mix of sun and clouds will continue on Wednesday. Highs on Wednesday will be mostly in the mid 80s.

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.