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Afternoon Showers For Florida – AGAIN! Watching The Tropics

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Saturday features a mix of sun and clouds in the morning, followed by showers and a few storms during the afternoon.  A moderate risk of dangerous rip currents remains along the Palm Beach County coast.  Highs on Saturday will be mostly in the upper 80s in the east coast metro area and near 90 degrees along the Gulf coast.

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Sunday will feature a mostly sunny morning and some afternoon showers, especially in the east coast metro area.  Sunday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Monday will bring a taste of autumn, with lots of sun and just the chance of a stray shower as drier air finally filters in.  Monday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

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Tuesday will be another nice early autumn day, with mostly sunny skies and maybe a shower in spots.  Tuesday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Wednesday’s forecast calls for plenty of sun with maybe a stray shower.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the upper 80s again.

In the tropics, Sam is on the verge of becoming a major hurricane.  At 5 am, Hurricane Sam was located near 12.8 North, 46.7 West, about 1150 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands.  Maximum sustained winds were 110 miles per hour, and Sam was moving west-northwest at 13 miles per hour.  Additional strengthening is expected, and Sam is also forecast to turn to the northwest on Monday.  We’ll continue to watch it.

The area of disturbed weather in the central Atlantic is now Subtropical Storm Teresa. as we continue to burn our way through the 2021 list of storm names.  At 5 am, Teresa was located near 34.5 North, 65.5 West, about 155 miles north-northwest of Bermuda.  Maximum sustained winds were 40 miles per hour, and Teresa was moving west-northwest at 6 miles per hour.  Teresa is expected to weaken into a remnant low later on Saturday as conditions become hostile.

Elsewhere, a wave that will emerge from the African coast in a couple of days has a medium chance of development.

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.