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Fall Brings Us Showers And Storms; Maria Heads For Turks And Caicos

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South Florida will see showers and storms as fall begins on Friday afternoon. After a few early showers, Friday features some sun, a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents at Broward and Miami-Dade beaches (a high risk off Palm Beach County) and periods of passing showers and storms. Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s.

Saturday will bring additional showers and storms, an elevated risk of rip currents at the Atlantic beaches, and periods of sun and clouds. Saturday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

We’ll see sun, clouds, and passing showers and storms on Sunday. Sunday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

The wet pattern continues for one more day on Monday before drier air seeps in. Monday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

fallHurricane Maria’s eye was approaching the Turks and Caicos early Friday as the powerful hurricane slams the islands. At 5 am, Maria was located near 21.6 North, 70.6 West, and was moving northwest at 7 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 125 miles per hour. Maria is forecast to move well east of Florida and pass between the southeast U.S. coast and Bermuda in a few days.

Elsewhere, Jose is now a post-tropical cyclone but continues to bring tropical storm force winds, heavy rain, and rough surf to Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. At 5 am Friday, Jose was located near 39.7 North, 68.7 West, and was inching west at 2 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 50 miles per hour.

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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.