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Dry And Breezy Today

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South Florida will be breezy and mostly dry on Friday, a trend that will last into the weekend.  Friday features just a stray shower in spots and plenty of sun with some clouds on the breeze.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents remains in place at the Atlantic beaches, and rip currents will continue to be a threat at least through the weekend.  Highs on Friday will be near 90 degrees.
Today in South Florida Weather History: A reminder that hurricane season is not over! Hurricanes impacted South Florida on this date in 1933 and 1948.
Saturday will bring a few east coast showers, sun, and clouds on the ocean breeze.  Saturday’s highs will be in the upper 80s along the east coast and a bit warmer to the west.
Sunday will feature some sun and clouds and a few showers on the ocean breeze.  Sunday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.
Rain chances go up on Monday, so look for periods of showers and storms alternating with sun and clouds.  Monday’s highs will be mostly in the upper 80s.
Tuesday’s forecast includes clouds, showers, storms in spots, and some sun.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the upper 80s.
In the tropics, Tropical Storm Leslie remain far out in the Atlantic, but its swells continue to affect the entire Atlantic coast.  At 5 am Friday, Leslie was located near 35.9 North, 58.3 West, and was moving north-northwest at 14 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 65 miles per hour.  Leslie will wander in the open Atlantic for at least the next 5 days.  Elsewhere, the area of low pressure centered near the coast of Central America has a medium chance of developing into a depression in the northwestern Caribbean or southern Gulf of Mexico early next week.
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.