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Very Cold Today, Warm-Up Coming; Storm Hammers Northeast


coldSouth Florida is off to a very cold start today, with a sunny but chilly day in store. After one of the coldest mornings in years, Friday features lots of sun with a cold breeze (along with a high risk of dangerous rip currents at the Atlantic beaches). Highs on Friday will only make it into the low 60s.

Saturday will bring another chilly morning, with lows in the low to mid 50s, followed by good sun and some clouds. Saturday’s highs will be near 70 degrees.

Sunday will feature a mix of sun and clouds. Sunday’s highs will be in the low 70s.

On Monday, we’ll resume our typical winter weather pattern, with sun, clouds, and maybe a stray shower in spots. Monday’s highs will be in the upper 70s.

Tuesday will feature sun, clouds, and a few passing showers. Highs on Tuesday will be near 80 degrees.

From The Weather Channel: you can read more and watch video here

Record Flooding Unleashed in Massachusetts as Winter Storm Grayson Hammers Northeast

Winter Storm Grayson has left at least one dead in the Northeast and triggered what officials believe is Massachusett’s highest high tide on record as of Thursday.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said flooding from the “historic high tide” prompted the deployment of National Guard high-water rescue vehicles to aid residents and stranded vehicles, the Associated Press reports.

Philadelphia authorities announced a death Thursday as the storm made its sheer power felt by millions.

Local police told AP that a passenger was killed after a vehicle was unable to stop at the bottom of an icy, steep hill and crashed into a commuter train. The driver managed to escape, but the passenger remained inside as the car went through a gate at the railroad crossing. Police later discovered the body along the tracks.

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.