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Florida Under A Flood Watch As Showers And Storms Continue

Thursday features lots of clouds and lots of showers and storms.  A flood watch is in effect until Friday morning for all of South Florida, and portions of northern Miami-Dade and southern Broward were seeing street flooding early Thursday morning.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents continues along the Atlantic coast.  Highs on Thursday will be mostly in the low 80s.

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Friday will be cloudy and breezy with periods of showers and storms.  Localized flooding remains a threat, since the ground is saturated in much of South Florida.  Friday’s highs will be in the mid 80s.

Saturday will be another cloudy and breezy day, with passing showers and storms, especially along the Gulf coast.  Saturday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Sunday’s forecast includes cloudy skies around South Florida and a gusty breeze along the Gulf coast.  We’ll see periods of showers and storms, with the bulk of the coverage in western areas.  Sunday’s highs will be in the mid 80s.

Monday will feature plenty of clouds and periods of showers and storms once again.  Highs on Monday will be in the mid to upper 80s.

In the tropics, Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall in Mexico on Wednesday morning, and it’s expected to remain inland or just offshore until Friday.  At 5 am Thursday, Cristobal was located near 17.9 North, 91.3 West, and was moving southeast at 2 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 40 miles per hour.  Although Cristobal will weaken to a depression later on Thursday, it will bring up to a foot of rain and life-threatening flooding to the region. Cristobal is then forecast to lift northward into the Gulf of Mexico on Friday and regain tropical storm strength.  Cristobal is forecast to make landfall along the northern U.S. Gulf coast late in 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.