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A Wet And Wild Saturday

  After some overnight showers, Saturday features sun, clouds, breezy conditions. and periods of showers and storms in the afternoon in the east coast metro area.  The Gulf coast will see morning clouds and showers with skies clearing in the afternoon.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents remains at the Atlantic beaches on Saturday.  Minor flooding at high tides is likely along the Atlantic coast from Saturday into Tuesday.  Highs on Saturday will  be in the upper 80s.

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Sunday will be another day with some sun, clouds at times, and periods of showers and storms.  Sunday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Monday will feature another summery mix of sun, clouds, and afternoon showers and storms.  Monday’s highs will be mostly in the upper 80s.

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Look for more of the same on Tuesday — sun, clouds, and passing showers and storms.  Tuesday’s highs will be in the upper 80s again.

The weather pattern remains in place on Wednesday, with a mix of sun, clouds, and afternoon showers and a few storms in spots.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the upper 80s.

In the tropics, a very short-lived Tropical Storm Olga is now a post-tropical low that’s bringing heavy rain and gale-force winds to portions of the northern Gulf Coast.  This system will move through the Mississippi Valley on Saturday, bringing severe weather and flooding in spots.



Elsewhere in the tropics, Tropical Storm Pablo quickly spun up in the central Atlantic on Friday and is on its way to the Azores.  At 5 am Saturday, Pablo was located near 35.3 North, 30.3 West, about 260 miles southwest of the Azores.  Pablo was moving east-southeast at 9 miles per hour and had maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour.  This small tropical storm will pass near or over portions of the Azores on Saturday night and become a post-tropical storm in a day or so.


[vc_message message_box_style=”solid-icon” message_box_color=”blue”]By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Oct. 26, 2019[/vc_message]
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.