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Another Day Of Heat, Showers And Storms; Tracking TS Chantal

South Florida will see another August day of heat, showers, and storms on Wednesday.  The day features a mix of sun, clouds, and periods of showers and storms, with greater coverage along the Gulf coast and in the interior.  An elevated risk of dangerous rip currents is in place at the Atlantic beaches on Wednesday and for the next day or so.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the low 90s, but it will feel about 10 degrees hotter.

Thursday will see a bit more sun and fewer showers and storms.  Thursday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Look for rain chances to go up again on Friday, but we’ll also see periods of sun and clouds.  Friday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Saturday will feature a mix of sun, clouds, showers, and some storms.  Saturday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Sunday will bring mostly cloudy skies and periods of showers and storms.  Highs on Sunday will be near the 90 degree mark.

In the tropics, the area of low pressure we’ve been watching became Tropical Storm Chantal late on Tuesday, but it’s in the open Atlantic and expected to stay there.  At 5 am Wednesday, Chantal was located near 40.3 North, 53.7 West, and was zipping east at 22 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 40 miles per hour.  Chantal is expected to weaken into a depression within a couple of days as it meanders in the middle of the ocean.  

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Aug. 21, 2019

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.