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A Slight Warm-up Before Cold Air Arrives

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South Florida is slowly warming up on Thursday, but more cold air is on the way late in the weekend.  In the meantime, Thursday features a mix of sun and clouds, with maybe a quick and isolated east coast shower.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents remains in place at the beaches of Broward and Palm Beach counties, and a moderate risk of rip currents continues at Miami-Dade beaches.  Highs on Thursday will be in the mid 70s.

Friday morning will be seasonably cool, with lows ranging from the mid 50s along the Gulf coast and inland and the low 60s right at the Atlantic coast.  Then we’ll see good sun and some clouds.  Friday’s highs will be in the upper 70s.

Saturday will bring morning lows in the comfortable low to mid 60s, and the day will feature plenty of sun and a few clouds.  Saturday’s highs will be near 80 degrees.

Look for clouds, showers, and even a storm in spots as a strong cold front moves in on Sunday.  Sunday’s highs will be in the upper 70s in the east coast metro area and the mid 70s along the Gulf coast.

Martin Luther King Day will start with morning lows in the chilly upper 40s and low 50s.  We’ll have a sunny day for parades and commemorations, but highs on Monday will only reach the mid to upper 60s.

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.