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A Weather Treat For Halloween; Watching For Tricks In The Tropics

Halloween features good sun, a few clouds, and a few tricky showers — in the morning in the east coast metro area and in the afternoon along the Gulf coast.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents at the Atlantic beaches.  The evening will be warm and mostly dry, but we can’t rule out a spooky shower in spots.  Highs on Monday will be in the mid-80s right at the coasts and the upper 80s elsewhere.

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Tuesday will bring good sun, a few clouds, and an afternoon shower or two as November begins.  Tuesday’s highs will be mostly in the upper 80s.

Wednesday will feature lots of sun with the chance of an afternoon shower.  Wednesday’s highs will be in the mid-80s.

Thursday will be sunny along the Gulf coast, while the east coast metro area will see a mix of sun and clouds with a few afternoon showers. Thursday’s highs will be in the mid-80s.

Friday’s forecast calls for a sunny autumn day in South Florida.  Highs on Friday will be in the mid-80s.

In the tropics, the disturbance entering the central Caribbean is now Potential Tropical Cyclone # 15 (and will be Tropical Storm Lisa as soon as it develops a closed circulation).  At 5 am, Potential TC # 15 was located about 160 miles south-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica.  Maximum sustained winds were 40 miles per hour, and the system was moving west at 12 miles per hour.  Tropical storm watches are in effect for Jamaica and Grand Cayman.  Additional watches and warnings are likely as this system is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane before reaching the Central American coast late Wednesday or early Thursday.

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.