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A Sizzling Hot Fourth of July

South Florida will be sizzling hot on the Fourth of July, at least until some showers and storms move in.  The details of Thursday’s weather, though, are all about location.  The east coast metro area will see early sun and clouds, a few afternoon showers in spots, and just the chance of a shower or storm in the evening.  But the Gulf coast will get good sun to start, followed by afternoon showers and storms, some lingering into the evening.  Highs for the holiday will be in the low 90s — but it will feel 10 to 15 degrees hotter, so stay hydrated and be careful at outdoor events.

Friday will bring more moisture and periods of showers and storms, along some sun at times.  Friday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Saturday will feature a mix of sun and clouds with periods of showers and storms.  Saturday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Sunday will continue the trend of sun, clouds, showers, and storms.  Sunday’s highs will be in the low 90s again.

Monday’s forecast is for more of the same — a mix of sun, clouds, showers, and a few storms.  Highs on Monday will be in the low 90s.

We can all celebrate the fact that the tropical Atlantic is quiet on this Independence Day.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, July 4, 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.