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Florida Will Be Mostly Sunny Today

Thursday features lots of sun, with just a few clouds and maybe a stray shower on a sometimes gusty breeze.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents remains at the Atlantic beaches, and there’s a moderate rip current risk at the Gulf beaches.  Highs on Thursday will be in the upper 80s.

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Friday will bring good sun and some mid to late afternoon showers.  Highs on Friday will be mostly in the mid-80s.

Halloween will see good sun, a brisk northeasterly breeze, and some showers as a weak front moves in.  The evening will be spooky with a few showers in spots. And don’t be tricked; set your clocks back one hour as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end in the wee hours of Sunday.  Saturday’s highs will be in the mid-80s.

Sunday will feature lots of sun and a few showers on the breeze during the afternoon.  Sunday’s highs will be in the mid-80s.

Monday’s forecast includes good sun, breezy conditions, and some east coast showers.  Highs on Monday will be in the low to mid-80s.

Zeta made landfall in Louisiana as a powerful category 2 hurricane on Wednesday afternoon.  Since then, Tropical Storm Zeta has been racing through the Southeast and hitting the region with damaging winds.  At 5 am Thursday, Zeta was located near 34.0 North, 85.5 West, about 65 miles west-northwest of Atlanta.  Maximum sustained winds were 60 miles per hour.  Zeta was zipping northeast at an incredible 39 miles per hour.  Zeta will accelerate across the Mid-Atlantic region and enter the Atlantic later on Thursday.

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.