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Familiar Forecast for South Florida – Early Showers, Afternoon Storms

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Aug 4, 2015 – South Florida will see some coastal showers Tuesday morning, with afternoon storms to follow. Highs will reach the low 90s by the time showers develop inland and move into parts of the metro area. Periods of heavy rain are possible.

Wednesday will bring a surge of moisture in advance of some much drier air, so look for both morning showers and afternoon storms, along with highs in the low 90s.

A layer of Saharan dust moves in on Thursday, bringing hazy skies and dropping rain chances through Saturday. Highs will be in the low 90s all three days.

Moisture starts to return on Sunday, so a few storms will form as temperatures again top off in the low 90s.

The weak low that has brought so much rain to most of Florida is now off the Georgia coast. The National Hurricane Center gives that feature a low chance of developing into a depression over the next five days as it moves northeastward near the coast.

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.