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Colin Departs Storms Remain


stormsMost of South Florida missed the effects of Tropical Storm Colin on Monday, but we’ll see some storms on Tuesday even as Colin races away from the Sunshine State. Our Tuesday will begin on the quiet side, but look for developing showers and storms during the afternoon and evening. We’ll see periods of heavy rain, gusty winds, dangerous lightning, and some localized flooding. Tuesday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

image6Showers and storms will remain on Wednesday as Colin’s moisture “tail” and a front to our north funnel moist air into South Florida. We’ll see periods of heavy rain and localized flooding. Highs will be in the upper 80s. The front will stall close to us, and our weather will remain unsettled on Thursday into Friday, so showers and storms will dump more rain over the area. Highs both days will be near 90 degrees. We’ll finally resume our typical summer pattern of mostly inland afternoon storms over the weekend, and highs will be around the 90 degree mark.

image2Tropical Storm Colin made landfall overnight near the Big Bend area of Florida. At 5 am, Colin was located near 31.6 North, 80.6 West, with top winds of 50 miles per hour. It’s zipping northeast at 31 miles per hour and will skirt the Georgia and South Carolina coasts before zooming out to sea.

[vc_message message_box_style=”3d” message_box_color=”turquoise”]By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, June 7, 2016 [/vc_message]
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.