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After Cool Start, A Warm Up To 70’s

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warm upLots of sun will warm up South Florida after a cool start on Tuesday. After morning lows ranging from the mid 50s to low 60s, Tuesday will feature nice sun and highs in the upper 70s. But winds from the northeast will create a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents at the Atlantic beaches.

 

warm upWednesday will be breezy, with a mix of sun, clouds, and maybe a stray shower. The risk of dangerous rip currents will be elevated at the Atlantic beaches. Highs will approach the 80 degree mark on Wednesday.

Thanksgiving Day’s weather will be a blessing, with sun, clouds, maybe a shower in spots, and highs near 80 degrees.

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A front approaches slowly on Friday, bringing sun, clouds, maybe a stray shower, and highs near 80 degrees for bargain hunters.

Saturday will see the front move through, so look for a few passing showers, and highs in the upper 70s.

Sunday will feature sun, clouds, and a few stray showers. Sunday’s highs will be in the upper 70s.

114716w5_nl_smIn the southwest Caribbean, what was Tropical Depression # 16 is now Tropical Storm Otto. At 4 am Tuesday, Otto was located near 10.7 North, 79.0 West, and was virtually stationary. Maximum sustained winds were 60 miles per hour, and Otto is forecast to reach hurricane strength before landfall in Nicaragua or Costa Rica on Thursday.

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.