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Breezy Today With Some Showers And Coastal Flooding; Tracking Hurricane Nate

Coastal

South Florida will see some showers on the breeze and additional coastal flooding on Saturday as Hurricane Nate races toward the northern Gulf coast. Here at home, the day features a mix of sun and clouds with passing showers in spots on the ocean breeze. Look for coastal flooding at high tides in low-lying areas on Saturday, especially late in the morning. An elevated risk of dangerous rip currents (especially off Palm Beach County) remains in place at the Atlantic beaches. Highs on Saturday will be in the upper 80s.

CoastalSunday will bring some sun, some clouds and more widespread showers on the breeze. Coastal flooding at high tides will again occur in low-lying areas. Sunday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Monday will see drier air working in, so look for a mix of sun and clouds with a few passing showers. Monday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Tuesday features sun, clouds, and a few showers in spots. Highs on Tuesday will be in the upper 80s.

Faith Based Events

Wednesday’s forecast includes a mix of sun and clouds with a few showers at times. Wednesday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

CoastalIn the tropics, Hurricane Nate is expected to make landfall on the northern Gulf coast on Saturday night. At 5 am, Nate was located near 24.5 North, 87.0 West, and it was racing north-northwest at 22 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 80 miles per hour. Elsewhere, a non-tropical low in the central Atlantic has a medium chance of developing into a tropical or subtropical depression during the next 5 days.

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.