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Florida Will Have Good Sun And Scattered Showers Saturday; Watching TS Iota

Saturday features good sun and a few clouds and showers at times.  While most of South Florida is drying out, additional rainfall in portions of the east coast metro area could lead to additional localized flooding.  Highs on Saturday will be in the mid-80s.

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Sunday will bring lots of sun and a few clouds.  Minor coastal flooding is possible at high tides on Sunday and early in the workweek.  Sunday’s highs will be in the mid-80s.

Monday will feature mostly sunny skies and some afternoon showers on an ocean breeze.  Monday’s highs will be in the mid-80s.

Tuesday will be breezy with a mix of sun and clouds.  Look for some showers at times as a front moves in.  Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 80s.

Wednesday’s forecast calls for good sun and a strong and cool breeze.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the mid to upper 70s.

We now have Tropical Storm Iota in the central Caribbean.  At 4 am, Iota was located near 13.5 North, 74.8 West, about 570 miles east of the border of Nicaragua and Honduras.  Maximum sustained winds were 40 miles per hour, and Iota was moving west-southwest at 5 miles per hour.  Iota is forecast to strengthen and could become a major hurricane before reaching the coast of Central America early in the workweek.

Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Theta is weakening and should be a remnant low later on Saturday.  At 5 am, Theta was about 540 miles southeast of the Azores, and its maximum sustained winds had dropped to 40 miles per hour.

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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