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Afternoon Storms Around for South Florida

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Aug 5, 2015 – South Florida will see some afternoon storms on Wednesday before our rain chances drop again. After a few morning showers in spots, look for building clouds, highs in the sticky low 90s, and storms forming mostly inland in the afternoon. Some of these storms will work their way into the metro area, and periods of locally heavy rain are possible. Some showers will linger Wednesday night before a layer of Saharan dust works its way in from the Bahamas.

That sets the stage for hazy skies, lower rain chances, and highs in the low to mid 90s on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

The atmosphere moistens on Sunday, and a few afternoon storms are in the forecast. Sunday’s highs will be in the low 90s. The first part of the workweek will feature increasing rain chances, afternoon storms, and highs in the low 90s.

That low which brought so much rain to Florida is now centered over the North Carolina coast, with most of the thunderstorm activity associated with it in Atlantic waters. The low will merge with a front later today or Thursday, and the National Hurricane Center gives it virtually no chance of developing into a depression.

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.