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Breezy Showers and Clouds, Tracking The Tropics (Updated)

  The day features plenty of clouds, showers, and a few afternoon storms on a strong ocean breeze, and the Gulf coast will see some sun as well.  A high risk of rip currents is still in place at the Atlantic beaches on Saturday, lasting at least through Sunday night.  Highs on Saturday will be in the mid 80s in the east coast metro area and a few degrees warmer elsewhere.

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Sunday will be another breezy day, with passing showers and a mix of sun and clouds.  Sunday’s highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.

Monday will feature sun, clouds, and periods of showers and storms on a brisk ocean breeze in the afternoon.  Monday’s highs will be mostly in the upper 80s.

Look for good sun and a few clouds and showers on Tuesday.  Tuesday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Wednesday’s forecast includes plenty of sun and maybe a cloud or two at times.  Highs on Wednesday will be near 90 degrees.

In the tropics, Jerry has weakened to a tropical storm as it encounters wind shear north of the Leeward Islands.  At 5 am Saturday, Jerry was located near 21.4 North, 61.0 West, about 755 miles south of Bermuda.   Maximum sustained winds were 65 miles per hour.  Jerry was moving northwest at 15 miles per hour.  Heavy rain from Jerry is still possible on Saturday over portions of the northern Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico.  Jerry is forecast to move near or over Bermuda on Tuesday as a hurricane.

Elsewhere, the wave now south of Haiti is not likely to develop as it encounters wind shear, but it will bring plenty of rain to portions of the Greater Antilles.  The wave several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands has a medium chance of developing during the next 5 days as it moves through the Windward Islands and into the eastern Caribbean.  And finally, a wave that will emerge from the coast of Africa on Sunday looks quite strong.  Computer models indicate it has a high chance of developing into a depression early in the workweek.

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