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Early Showers, Then Simply Steamy

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Sept. 10, 2015 – South Florida will be simply steamy on Thursday, as early showers give way to heat and humidity. After quick morning showers, highs will reach the low 90s (but it will feel more like 100 degrees) with just a chance of a stray afternoon storm, especially in western metro areas.

Moisture returns on Friday, so look for some early showers and some afternoon storms, as the sea breeze stalls out over Miami-Dade and Broward. Highs on Friday will be mostly in the sticky low 90s, with some higher readings possible.

The weekend will be wet again, with mostly afternoon storms on both Saturday and Sunday. Weekend highs will be in the low to mid 90s. The first half of the workweek will see a return to easterly winds, with morning showers and a chance of afternoon storms mostly in the western suburbs. Highs will be in the sticky low 90s on Monday and Tuesday.
With Grace gone, we’re watching Tropical Storm Henri, which used to be Tropical Depression #8. At 5 am Thursday, Henri was located near 31.4 North, 61.0 West, and was moving slowly north at 3 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were estimated at 40 miles per hour, but Henri has a chance of strengthening slightly as it nears the Gulfstream. Henri will then encounter colder waters and lose its tropical characteristics as it moves northeastward and finally eastward into the eastern Atlantic — and oblivion.

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.