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UPDATED: Steamy Tropical Rains Today

South Florida will see steamy tropical rains on Friday and much of the weekend, thanks to the disturbance that’s in our backyard.  Get ready for up to 3 inches of rain during the next three days — and the localized flooding that comes with it.  Friday features some sun, more clouds, and periods of gusty showers and storms.  A moderate risk of dangerous rip currents is in place at the Atlantic beaches on a Friday that will definitely not be a beach day.  Highs on Friday will be in the sticky upper 80s.

Clouds, gusty rain, and storms will linger on Saturday as tropical moisture hangs around.  Saturday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Sunday will be cloudy with passing showers and storms.  Sunday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Look for plenty of clouds and passing showers and storms on Monday.  Monday’s highs will be near 90 degrees again.

Tuesday will feature a mix of sun and clouds with mostly afternoon showers and storms.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the low 90s.

In the tropics, the disturbance responsible for our wet weather has a low chance of developing into a depression during the next couple of days, but the National Hurricane Center gives it a medium chance of doing so as it lifts northward late in the weekend and early next week.  And Tropical Depression Chantal remains in the open Atlantic and should become a remnant low by late Friday.  At 5 am, Chantal was located near 37.1 North, 40.9 West, and was moving southeast at 8 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were down to 30 miles per hour early on Friday.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Aug. 23, 2019

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.