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Florida Will Be Breezy With Sun And Showers Today; Watching Tropical Developments

Saturday features a mix of good sun, some clouds, and a few showers on the breeze.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents remains at the Atlantic beaches this weekend and will last until Wednesday evening.  Minor flooding near high tides is possible along the Atlantic coast.  And one last reminder:  set your clocks back one hour before Daylight Saving Time ends early Sunday morning.  Highs on Saturday will be in the mid-80s.

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Sunday will feature mostly sunny skies and some showers on a gusty breeze in the east coast metro area.  The Gulf coast will see a sunny day.  Sunday’s highs will be in the mid-80s.

Monday’s weather — and the weather for the next several days — will depend on the track of the low that’s developing to our southeast.  For now, look for breezy conditions and a mix of sun and clouds.  Showers will increase late in the day.  Monday’s highs will be in the mid-80s.

Tuesday will be breezy with a mix of sun, clouds, and periods of showers.  Tuesday’s highs will be in the mid-80s.

Wednesday’s forecast calls for breezy conditions, lots of clouds, and periods of showers.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the mid-80s.

In the tropics, we’re watching just where and when a low will develop in the northeastern Caribbean or north of Puerto Rico during the next couple of days.  Computer models indicate that the low is likely to come near or over the Bahamas and track close to the Florida coast.  The National Hurricane Center gives this feature a medium chance of becoming a tropical or subtropical depression as it generally moves to the west or northwest.  Whether it develops or not, this system will bring gusty winds and periods of heavy rain to the Bahamas, much of Florida, and the southeast U.S. coast.

Elsewhere, Tropical Depression Lisa is centered over the Bay of Campeche and is expected to dissipate in the next few days as rain from this system diminishes.  And the low a few hundred miles east-southeast of Bermuda has a low chance of developing.

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.