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Cooler, Drier Air Today Raises Wild Fire Danger

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wild fireSouth Florida’s skies are clearing and temperatures are cooler on Wednesday. After some overnight showers, Wednesday features lots of sun and breezy conditions. Drier air and lower humidity are leading to a high risk of wild fires throughout South Florida on Wednesday and Thursday. And a high risk of dangerous rip currents remains in place at the Gulf beaches on Wednesday, possibly lasting into Thursday. Highs on Wednesday will be near 80 degrees along the east coast but in the mid 70s at the Gulf coast.

Thursday morning will be chilly, with lows in the low to mid 50s. Then the day will feature good sun and blue skies. Thursday’s highs will be in the mid 70s.

Friday will begin with another chilly morning as lows dip into the low 50s. The day will bring plenty of sun and a few clouds in spots. Friday’s highs will be mostly in the mid 70s.

Saturday will feature a nice mix of sun and clouds. Saturday’s highs will be near 80 degrees.

Look for good sun and some clouds on Sunday. Highs on Sunday will be in the low 80s.

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.