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Florida Will Be Sunny Friday; TD #13 Forms In The Caribbean

Friday features plenty of sun with a few clouds and just the chance of a shower in spots.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents remains at the Atlantic beaches.  Minor flooding is possible at high tides along the Atlantic coast on Friday and through the weekend.  Highs on Friday will be in the mid-80s.

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Saturday will bring breezy conditions, mostly sunny skies, and passing showers to the east coast metro area.  The Gulf coast will be sunny again.  Saturday’s highs will be in the mid-80s.

Sunday will feature good sun and a few clouds in the morning, but showers and storms will develop in the afternoon.  Sunday’s highs will be mostly in the mid-80s.

Monday will start with mostly sunny skies.  Showers and storms will move in during the afternoon.  Monday’s highs will be mostly in the upper 80s.

Tuesday’s forecast calls for a mix of sun, clouds, and passing storms.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the upper 80s.

In the tropics, the wave in the eastern Caribbean is now Tropical Depression # 13, and it’s bringing heavy rain and gusty winds to the coast of Colombia.  At 5 am, TD # 13 was located near 12.1 North, 71.1 West, about 700 miles east of Isla de Providencia, Colombia.  Maximum sustained winds were 35 miles per hour, and TD # 13 was moving west at 15 miles per hour.  There’s a tropical storm warning for portions of coastal Colombia, and a hurricane watch is in effect for Colombia’s Providencia, San Andres, and Catalina islands.  TD # 13 is forecast to become a tropical storm on Friday (next name on the list is Julia) and reach hurricane strength as it approaches the Central American coast on Sunday.

Elsewhere in the tropics, Tropical Depression # 12 has degenerated into a remnant low in the middle of the Atlantic.

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.