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Clouds And Storms Sunday; The Tropics Are Very Busy

  South Florida will see clouds and showers on Sunday as we watch the tropics.  Sunday features plenty of clouds and passing showers and storms associated with the disturbance that’s now back over the Atlantic.  Highs on Sunday will be near 90 degrees, but sticky conditions will make it feel quite a bit hotter.

Clouds, showers, and storms will linger on Monday.  Monday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Tuesday will see more sun and fewer showers and storms.  Tuesday’s highs will be in the upper 80s along the Gulf coast and in the low 90s elsewhere.

Wednesday will bring a mix of sun and clouds with some afternoon showers and storms.  Wednesday’s highs will be in the upper 80s along the Gulf coast and the low 90s in the east coast metro area.

Thursday will feature more widespread showers and storms but periods of sun as well.  Highs on Thursday will be near 90 degrees.

In the busy tropics, we now have Tropical Storm Dorian in the central Atlantic, which is moving toward the Lesser Antilles.  At 5 am Sunday, Dorian was located near 11.0 North, 51.6 West, about 555 miles east-southeast of Barbados.  Dorian was moving west at 13 miles per hour, and maximum sustained winds were 40 miles per hour.  A tropical storm watch is in effect for Barbados early on Sunday, and additional watches and warnings should be issued later in the day.  Dorian could still reach hurricane strength before reaching the Lesser Antilles on Tuesday, but dry air in the mid-levels of the atmosphere could slow its strengthening.  Hispaniola and Puerto Rico could feel the impacts of Dorian later in the week.

We in South Florida will need to keep a close eye on this system.

And the disturbance we’ve been watching closer to home is now in the Atlantic off the Florida Treasure Coast.  This disturbance still has a high chance of developing into a subtropical or tropical depression as it moves into the open Atlantic, remaining well off the southeast U.S. coast.

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By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Aug. 25, 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.