Breezy, Cooler Today; Beware Fire Danger

Breezy, Cooler

South Florida is breezy, cooler on Friday with the front south of our area. After morning lows in the upper 50s to low 60s, Friday features good sun and a few clouds on the breeze as cool and dry air works its way in. Highs on Friday will be in the upper 70s. That dry air will increase the risk of brush fires on Friday and into the weekend. Temperatures will drop off quickly after sunset on Friday, and Saturday morning’s lows will be mostly in the low 50s — and feel a bit chillier.

Saturday will be another breezy day with lots of sun and a few clouds around. Saturday’s highs will be in the mid to upper 70s. A stray coastal shower is possible on Saturday night.

After a cool start on Sunday, look for another day of good sun with a few clouds. Sunday’s highs will be in the upper 70s.

Monday will bring an ocean breeze, along with an increasing risk of dangerous rip currents at the Atlantic beaches (which will continue into midweek). Look for plenty of sun, some clouds, and maybe a stray coastal shower. Highs on Monday will be near 80 degrees.

Tuesday will bring more of the same — good sun with some clouds and maybe a stray shower on the breeze. Highs on Tuesday will be in the low 80s.

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.