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Fewer Storms, Hotter Sun for South Florida

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, July 19, 2015 –┬áSouth Florida will see fewer storms and more periods of hot sun on Sunday. After a few early morning showers, especially in the Lower Keys, look for plenty of sun, fewer clouds (thanks to some Saharan dust), highs in the low 90s, and storms forming well inland during the afternoon.

Monday and Tuesday will bring a few afternoon storms, mostly to the western suburbs, and highs will reach the low 90s.

Our winds shift to the southwest on Wednesday, increasing storm chances over South Florida, and that pattern will continue through the workweek. But models indicate that moisture levels won’t be very high, limiting the periods of heavy rain we’ll need to end our drought. Highs will remain in the low 90s.

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.

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