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Afternoon Showers and Storms Remain in Our South Florida Forecast

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Aug 3, 2015 – South Florida will see more afternoon showers and storms on Monday. After a mostly quiet morning, look for building clouds and storms forming inland and moving into the metro area. Some showers and storms could bring periods of heavy rain. Highs will be in the low 90s.

Afternoon storms will be back on Tuesday, and once again periods of downpours are possible. Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Our winds will be from the east by Wednesday, so we’ll see a few morning showers, followed by highs in the low 90s and afternoon storms forming inland along the sea breeze.

That pattern will last through Saturday, with the extent of storm coverage being a bit more limited as a layer of Saharan dust moves in late in the workweek.

A weak low in the waters off Florida’s Big Bend has brought flooding rains to much of north and central Florida for several days, and now the National Hurricane Center is watching that feature for possible tropical development. The NHC gives it a low chance of becoming a depression as it crosses over north Florida and enters the Atlantic near the Georgia coast.

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.