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Cooler Weather Is Back


Winter is back in South Florida on Thursday, at least for a while. After a cool morning with maybe a lingering east coast shower, Thursday features clearing skies and plenty of sun. Thursday will see a high risk of rip currents at the Atlantic beaches and a moderate risk of rip currents at the Gulf beaches. Highs on Thursday will only make it into the low to mid 70s.

Friday morning will be chilly, with lows in the upper 40s to low 50s. Then we’ll see good sun and a few clouds. But highs will top out in the wintry low 70s.

Saturday will bring a warming trend on a day with lots of sun and a few clouds. Saturday’s highs will be in the upper 70s.

Daylight Saving Time is back on Sunday, so set your clocks forward one hour before going to sleep on Saturday night. Our shortened Sunday will feature a mix of sun and clouds and maybe a few showers in spots. Sunday’s highs will be near 80 degrees.

Look for sun, clouds, and some showers on Monday as yet another front approaches. Highs on Monday will be near the 80 degree mark.

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.