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A Mostly Wet Weekend As We Continue To Watch The Tropics

This will be a mostly wet weekend in South Florida, thanks to plenty of moisture from that tropical wave we’ve been watching all week.  Saturday features lots of clouds, a bit of sun at times, and mainly afternoon showers and storms.  Downpours are possible in some spots, and we could see up to three quarters of an inch of additional rain.  Coastal flooding is possible, as astronomical high tides will impede runoff of rainfall.  Highs on Saturday will be in the mid to upper 80s.

Sunday will bring some sun, more clouds, and periods of showers and storms, especially in the afternoon.  Sunday’s highs will be mostly in the upper 80s.

Monday will feature a mix of sun and clouds, with showers and storms developing in the afternoon.  Monday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Look for more sun and fewer clouds on Tuesday, but showers and storms will develop in the afternoon again.  Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Wednesday’s forecast includes a mix of sun and clouds with mostly afternoon showers and storms, with greatest coverage along the Gulf coast and well inland.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the low 90s.

In the tropics, the wave that’s dampening our weekend will not develop into a depression before it merges with a front on Sunday.  But we continue to watch a wave in the central Atlantic.  That wave has a medium chance of becoming a depression before reaching the Lesser Antilles in a couple of days.  After that, it will encounter less favorable conditions near the islands.  We’ll keep a close eye on this wave’s track and possible development.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Aug. 3, 2019

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.