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Dust Moves In, Rain Moves Out, Temperatures Go Up

Saharan dust is moving into South Florida on Wednesday, and most of the showers and storms will move out for a few days.  Wednesday features hot sun and somewhat hazy skies, with a stray shower or storm confined to the interior.  While it might be a decent beach day along the east coast, the Gulf beaches are still dealing with red tide on Wednesday at least to Thursday evening.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the low 90s — but feel hotter.
Thursday will bring sun and hazy skies, with maybe a stray shower or storm well inland.  Thursday’s highs will be in the low to mid 90s.
Friday will be hot, and we’ll see moisture work its way in, allowing showers and storms to develop.  Friday’s highs will be in the low to mid 90s.
Saturday will feature sun, clouds, and some mostly afternoon showers and storms.  Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.
In the tropics, Debby has transitioned to a tropical storm.  At 5 am Wednesday, Tropical Storm Debby was located near 40.8 North, 48.8 West, and was moving north-northeast at 9 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 45 miles per hour.  Debby is expected to dissipate over colder waters during the next day or two.
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.