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Expect More Rain Today; Tropical Disturbance Has 70% Chance Development

More Rain

More rain is moving into South Florida on Thursday as we watch the tropics for the progress of a disturbance that will bring even more rain our way. Thursday features sun, clouds, and showers along the east coast in the morning, with maybe a stray afternoon storm along the sea breeze. The Gulf coast will see early sun and clouds, followed by building clouds, showers, and afternoon storms. Highs on Thursday will be in the mid 80s.

Friday will bring clouds, showers, and storms. Friday’s highs will be mostly in the low 80s. Our holiday weekend weather depends on the disturbance now centered over the Yucatan.

Saturday will see clouds, periods of showers, and some storms. Saturday’s highs will be in the mid 80s.

Sunday will be stormy, and an isolated tornado is not out of the question. Localized flooding is possible in low-lying areas. Sunday’s highs will be mostly in the mid 80s.

Memorial Day will feature clouds, showers, and storms again. Highs on Monday will be in the mid 80s.

The disturbance that will dampen our holiday weekend is slowly moving northward toward the Gulf of Mexico. It has a high chance of developing into a tropical or subtropical depression during the weekend as it experiences less sheer and warmer waters. Its exact track will determine how stormy our weekend will be. But its major impact on our area is expected to be heavy rains.

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.