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Hazy Sun For Florida; TS Claudette Forms

Saturday features hazy and hot sun with some east coast clouds as we finally feel the impact of Saharan dust that has been filtering in from the east.  Look for a sometimes gusty ocean breeze near the Atlantic coast.  Saturday’s highs will be mostly in the low 90s.

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Fathers Day will bring the return of afternoon showers and storms.  The morning will be mostly sunny along the Gulf coast, while the east coast metro area will see a mix of sun and clouds.  Sunday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Monday will feature a mix of sun and clouds, and a few showers and storms along an ocean breeze.  Monday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Tuesday will see partly sunny skies and periods of showers and storms.  Tuesday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Wednesday’s forecast calls for a mix of sun and clouds and more widespread showers and storms.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the upper 80s.

In the tropics, Tropical Storm Claudette has formed and is lashing portions of the Gulf Coast with heavy rain and gusty winds..  At 5 am Saturday, Claudette was located near 29.0 North, 90.7 West, about 45 miles southwest of New Orleans.  Maximum sustained winds were 45 miles per hour, and Claudette was moving northeast at 12 miles per hour.  A tropical storm warning is in effect from just east of Morgan City, Louisiana to the Okaloosa County/Walton County line in the Florida panhandle.  Claudette is expected to weaken to a depression soon after reaching the coast on Saturday.  But this system will bring flooding rain to portions of the southeast U.S. this 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.

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