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Flood Watch For South Florida

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Aug 30, 2015 – South Florida is under a flood watch as the remnants of Erika move through our area on Sunday.

Expect periods of heavy rain, dangerous lightning, gusty winds, and the possibility of isolated tornadoes on Sunday. Rain totals of up to 4 inches are expected, with some locations receiving greater amounts. Sunday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

The flood watch is set to expire early Monday but could be extended. In any case, more rain is forecast for Monday, and at least localized flooding is possible. Monday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Moisture from Erika could linger into Tuesday, but we’ll begin to transition to a more typical late summer pattern of mostly afternoon storms by Wednesday, with highs in the low 90s, and this pattern will last through the workweek.

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.