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Drier Air on the Way, Depression Forming in the Gulf

Friday features lots of clouds again.  Look for some morning showers in the east coast metro area and storms during the mid to late afternoon along the Gulf coast.  Drier air will work its way from east to west from midday on Friday.  Highs on Friday will be near 90 degrees in the east coast metro area and in the low 90s along the Gulf coast.

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Saturday will bring a mix of sun and clouds with a few showers and storms in spots during the afternoon.  Saturday’s highs will be in the upper 80s right along the Atlantic coast and the low 90s elsewhere.

Fathers Day will feature a mix of sun and clouds with a few showers and storms forming on an ocean breeze.  Highs on Sunday will be in the low 90s in the east coast metro area and the upper 80s along the Gulf coast.

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Monday will continue our trend of partly sunny skies with a few showers and storms in spots.  Monday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Tuesday’s forecast calls for good sun, a few clouds, and periods of showers and storms.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the low 90s in the east coast metro area and the upper 80s along the Gulf coast.

In the tropics, the low in the Gulf of Mexico is now being tracked as Potential Tropical Depression # 3.  At 5 am Friday, Potential TD # 3 was located near 25.2 North, 91.5 West, about 310 miles south of Morgan City, Louisiana.  It was moving north at 14 miles per hour and had maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour.  This system is expected to strengthen, and,a tropical storm warning is in effect from Intracoastal City, Louisiana eastward to the Okaloosa/Walton County line in the Florida Panhandle.  The major threat from Potential TD # 3 very heavy rainfall, and portions of the warning area will be affected later on Friday and into the weekend.

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.