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Breezy And Sunny Now, Watching The Tropics This Weekend


weekend South Florida will be breezy and sunny on Thursday, but we’ll be watching the tropics for the effects of a disturbance on our weekend weather. For Thursday, sun, some clouds and maybe a stray shower on a strong breeze are in the picture. That strong breeze will keep a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents in place at the Atlantic beaches for at least another day. Thursday’s highs will be mostly in the mid 80s.

weekend Friday will feature sun, some clouds and maybe a passing shower or two on the ocean breeze, and highs in the mid to upper 80s. But our weekend forecast is all about the disturbance to the east of the Bahamas.



weekend The disturbance could develop into a tropical or subtropical depression late on Friday or over the weekend as it slowly moves to the northwest or west-northwest. While the greatest impact of this system would be well to our north, we could see periods of heavy rain from the fringe of this system on Saturday through Memorial Day, if the disturbance remains weak.

Should the disturbance develop into a tropical storm quickly (or track more to the north-northwest), our holiday weekend would feature more periods of sun, mostly afternoon storms, and highs near 90 degrees.

We’ll watch this closely for the impact on our long weekend, but it’s a reminder that we all need to keep an eye to the sky as hurricane season approaches.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, May 26, 2016

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.