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Dry Morning, Possible Afternoon Showers; Watching The Tropics

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dry morningSome storms will be around South Florida on Monday. After a mostly dry morning, Monday features building clouds and storms as the sea breeze develops in the afternoon. Periods of heavy downpours are possible in spots. Monday’s highs will be in the low 90s in most of the area, and a bit cooler at the coast.

Tuesday will bring fewer showers and storms, especially in northern parts of the metro area, and we’ll see more sun. Highs on Tuesday will be near 90 degrees.

Look for a mix of sun and clouds, along with the chance of a stray shower, on Wednesday. Wednesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Sun, clouds, and a few showers and storms are in the forecast for Thursday. Thursday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Friday features periods of sun and passing showers and storms. Highs on Friday will be in the upper 80s.

dry morningIn the tropics, Hurricane Maria has weakened but continues to bring rough surf and dangerous rip currents to much of the Atlantic coast of the U.S. At 5 am Monday, Maria was located near 30.6 North, 73.0 West, and was moving north at 7 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 80 miles per hour. Maria is expected to pass just east of the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Wednesday. Elsewhere, Hurricane Lee is stationary in the central Atlantic. At 5 am Monday, Lee was located near 31.1 North, 49.4 West, and had maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour.

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.