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Drier Air Brings Summertime Heat

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summertime heatSouth Florida is feeling the summertime heat on Thursday as some dry air works its way in. The day features good sun, some clouds and a stray coastal shower on the ocean breeze, and a high risk of dangerous rip currents at the Atlantic beaches. Highs on Thursday will be in the low 90s.


summertime heatLook for sun, clouds, and passing showers in spots on Friday. Friday’s highs will be in the low 90s. Saturday will bring a mix of sun and clouds, with a few passing showers. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.

More moisture will come in on Sunday, so look for some showers and an inland storm or two. Highs on Sunday will be in the low 90s.

Monday’s forecast includes a mix of sun and clouds, an early coastal shower or two, and a few afternoon storms, especially inland. Highs on Monday will be near 90 degrees.

summertime heatTropical Storm Cindy made landfall in southwestern Louisiana early Thursday. At 5 am, Cindy was located near 29.9 North, 93.6 West, and was moving north at 12 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 40 miles per hour. Flooding rain and the possibility of tornadoes remain the major threat from Cindy.

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.