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Feels Like Spring! Be Alert Very High Fire Danger


South Florida feels like spring this weekend. After a pleasantly cool start on Saturday, look for lots of sun, just a few clouds, and highs in the low 80s.

springThe NWS reminds us that dry weather this afternoon could be conducive to fire! We’re in a VERY HIGH Fire Danger over portions of South & SW Florida today.

Mother’s Day will be seasonably nice as well, with plenty of sun, a few clouds, and highs in the low to mid 80s.

Our dry and mostly sunny days continue into the first half of the workweek, but temperatures will inch up from Monday’s highs in the mid 80s to Wednesday afternoon temperatures topping out in the mid to upper 80s.

[vc_message message_box_style=”3d” message_box_color=”turquoise”]By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, May 7, 2016[/vc_message]
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.