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Early Showers, September Sun for South Florida

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Sept 2, 2015 – South Florida will see some early showers and plenty of hot September sun on Wednesday. A few stray afternoon storms could pop up in the far western suburbs, but most of Wednesday’s sea breeze storms should stay well inland. Wednesday’s highs will be in the low 90s. Look for a few early showers and maybe an afternoon storm on Thursday, along with highs in the sticky low 90s. Our winds shift to the southwest on Friday into the Labor Day weekend, and that will increase our storm chances. Highs will be in the low 90s on Friday, with more clouds this weekend keeping highs around the 90 degree mark over the weekend.

Tropical Storm Fred is coming apart in the eastern Atlantic and should devolve into a remnant low on Thursday. At 5 am Wednesday, Fred was located near 19.5 North, 30.1 West, and was moving west-northwest at 10 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were estimated at 45 miles per hour. And off Florida’s Big Bend, the remnants of Erika are drifting toward land. They’re unlikely to redevelop but will bring rain to north Florida.

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.