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Afternoon Storms, Coastal Flooding

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Oct. 9, 2015 – South Florida will see afternoon storms and some coastal flooding on Friday. After a few early morning showers, look for highs in the somewhat sticky upper 80s and afternoon storms on the sea breeze. Low-lying coastal areas of Miami-Dade and Broward will see flooding and some road closures mid to late morning and again during the evening at high tides. A coastal flood advisory is in effect through Sunday afternoon and could be extended.

Our moist air sticks around on Saturday, so look for a few morning showers, afternoon storms in some areas, and highs in the sticky upper 80s. The humidity and shower chances linger into Sunday morning, but a front will finally pass through Sunday afternoon, lowing humidity levels, even though Sunday’s highs will remain in the upper 80s. Columbus Day will be drier, sunny, and just a bit cooler, with morning lows near 70 degrees and highs in the mid 80s, a trend that will last into mid-week.

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.