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Florida Will See Plenty Of Showers And Storms Today; Watching The Tropics

Tuesday features periods of sun in the morning but lots of showers, especially from the late morning onward.  Some storms will develop in the mid to late afternoon.  A moderate risk of dangerous rip currents remains along the Palm Beach County coast.  Highs on Tuesday will be mostly in the upper 80s in the east coast metro area and near 90 degrees along the Gulf coast.

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Wednesday will bring mostly sunny skies during much of the morning, with periods of showers in the afternoon.  Some storms will develop in the mid to late afternoon.  Wednesday’s highs will be in the upper 80s near the coasts and in the low 90s elsewhere.

Thursday will feature good sun in the morning and showers and storms during the mid to late afternoon.  Thursday’s highs will be near 90 degrees in the east coast metro area and in the low 90s along the Gulf coast.

Friday will start with a mostly sunny morning, followed by periods of showers and storms in the afternoon.  Friday’s highs will be mostly in the low 90s.

Saturday’s forecast calls for a mix of sun, showers, and some storms in spots.  Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.

In the tropics, Nicholas reached hurricane strength just before landfall in Texas overnight.  Having weakened to a tropical storm at 5 am, Nicholas was then located near 29.3 North, 95.6 West, about 30 miles south-southwest of Houston, Texas.  Maximum sustained winds were 70 miles per hour, and Nicholas was moving north-northeast at 9 miles per hour..  A tropical storm warning is in effect from Matagorda, Texas to Cameron, Louisiana.  Nicholas will bring damaging winds and flooding rains to portions of Texas and Louisiana today into Wednesday.

Elsewhere, the low a couple of hundred miles east of the Bahamas has a medium chance of developing into a depression during the next five days as it moves to the northwest and then northeast.  A wave in the far eastern Atlantic has a high chance of becoming a depression during the next five days.

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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