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Breezy With Early East Coast Showers, Watching The Tropics (Updated)

    The day features plenty of clouds in the east coast metro area and a mix of sun and clouds along the Gulf coast.  Showers will blow through on the breeze, especially in the east coast metro area, and some afternoon storms are possible.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents is in place at the Atlantic beaches.  Highs on Sunday will be in the mid 80s along the east coast and the upper 80s elsewhere.

Monday will be breezy with clouds and showers in the east coast metro area, while good sun is the order of the day along the Gulf coast.  Monday’s highs will be mostly in the upper 80s.

Look for good sun on Tuesday, with just the chance of a shower.  Tuesday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Wednesday will feature lots of sun and blue skies.  Wednesday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Thursday’s forecast calls for lots of sun with a few clouds at times.  Highs on Thursday will be in the upper 80s.

In the tropics, Tropical Storm Jerry has begun its more northward turn early on Sunday.  At 5 am, Jerry was located near 25.0 North, 66.9 West, about 520 miles south-southwest of Bermuda.  Maximum sustained winds were 65 miles per hour.  Jerry was moving north-northwest at 12 miles per hour.  Swells from Jerry have led to extremely rough surf and dangerous rip currents in portions of the Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico.  Jerry is forecast to bring tropical storm conditions to Bermuda on Tuesday into Wednesday.

The wave just east of the Windward Islands has become Tropical Storm Karen early on Sunday.  At 5 am, Karen was located near 11.9 North, 60.2 West, about 100 miles east of Grenada.  Maximum sustained winds were 40 miles per hour.  Karen was moving west-northwest at 9 miles per hour.  Tropical storm warnings are in effect in Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent, and the Grenadines.  Computer models indicate Karen will turn northward on Monday.  We’ll watch its future progress.

Elsewhere, the wave just emerging off the African coast has a high chance of developing as it moves westward.  We’ll keep an eye on it as well.




By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Sept. 22, 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.


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