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Breezy And Not As Hot Thursday, Eyeing The Tropics (Updated)

  The day features good sun, clouds at times, and the chance of a shower on the breeze.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents remains in place at the Atlantic beaches.  Highs on Thursday will be in the mid 80s in the east coast metro area and the upper 80s elsewhere.

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Friday will be another breezy day, with plenty of sun, a few clouds, and mostly east coast showers.  Friday’s highs will be mostly in the mid to upper 80s.

Saturday will feature some Gulf coast sun, plenty of clouds elsewhere, and showers and storms on a strong ocean breeze.  Saturday’s highs will be in the mid to upper 80s again.

Look for a mix of sun and clouds with showers on the breeze on Sunday.  Sunday’s highs will be mostly in the upper 80s.

Monday’s forecast includes good sun, clouds at times, and passing showers and storms.  Highs on Monday will be in the upper 80s.

In the busy tropics, Hurricane Humberto is on the move, after bringing damaging winds, heavy rain, and rough surf to Bermuda.  At 5 am Thursday, Humberto was located near 35.2 North, 62.2 West, about 250 miles northeast of Bermuda.  Maximum sustained winds were 125 miles per hour, and Humberto was zooming northeast at 22 miles per hour into the open Atlantic.

 

In the central Atlantic, Tropical Storm Jerry is nearing hurricane strength.  At 5 am Thursday, Jerry was located near 16.0 North, 53.2 West, about 575 miles east of the Leeward Islands.  Maximum sustained winds were 70 miles per hour.  Jerry was moving west-northwest at 16 miles per hour.  Tropical storm watches are up for some of the islands.  Jerry is forecast to turn more to the north by the weekend, taking it east of the Bahamas.

What’s left of Tropical Depression Imelda is slowly moving north, dumping up to a foot of rain on eastern Texas and western Louisiana.  Flash flooding continues to be a danger in the region.

Finally, we’re watching two waves.  One is just south of Hispaniola and has a low chance of developing into a depression, but it is bringing heavy rain to portions of the Dominican Republic.  And a wave that’s nearing the central Atlantic has a low chance of developing during the next five days as it makes its way past the Windward Islands and eventually into the southeastern Caribbean.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Sept. 19, 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.