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Florida Under A Flood Watch Today

Friday features clouds, showers, and storms as tropical moisture from now Tropical Depression Cristobal pours into South Florida.  The Flood Watch has been extended through Saturday evening.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents remains along the Atlantic coast.  Highs on Friday will be mostly in the mid 80s, but a few locations could make it into the upper 80s.

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Saturday will bring plenty of clouds, showers, and storms on a gusty breeze.  Saturday’s highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.

Sunday will be cloudy and breezy again.  Look for periods of showers and a few storms.  Sunday’s highs will be mostly in the upper 80s.

Monday will feature breezy conditions, cloudy skies, and showers and storms at times.  Monday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Tuesday’s forecast includes a bit of sun, lots of clouds, and periods of showers and storms.  Highs on Tuesday will be mostly in the mid 80s.

In the tropics, Tropical Depression Cristobal continues to bring life-threatening flooding to portions of Mexico.  At 5 am Friday, Cristobal was located near 18.8 North, 90.1 West, and was moving north-northeast at 7 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 35 miles per hour.  Cristobal is forecast to move northward into the Gulf of Mexico later on Friday and regain tropical storm status.  Landfall along the northern U.S. Gulf coast is expected late Sunday or early Monday.  Since Cristobal is not well organized, its moisture field is very large, and we’ll be receiving rain from this system through the weekend.

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.