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Florida’s Forecast Is For Continued Sun And Storms; Tropics Get Busier

Tuesday features a mix of sun, clouds, and showers in the morning, followed by periods of showers and storms in the afternoon.  Look for a gusty breeze along the Gulf coast.  Highs on Tuesday will be near 90 degrees in the east coast metro area and the upper 80s along the Gulf coast.

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Wednesday will bring lots of clouds and periods of showers and storms.  Wednesday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Thursday will be another day of clouds, showers, and storms on an ocean breeze.  Thursday’s highs will be mostly in the upper 80s.

Friday will feature hazy sun and a few clouds and showers in the east coast metro area as Saharan dust filters in.  The Gulf coast will see plenty of clouds with periods of showers and storms.  Friday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Saturday’s forecast calls for a mix of sun and clouds with a few afternoon showers and storms.  Highs on Saturday will be near 90 degrees.

We’re watching several features in the tropics.  The low off the mid-Atlantic coast has developed into Tropical Storm Bill.  At 5 am Tuesday, Bill was located near 38.5 North, 67.2 West, about 240 miles southeast of Nantucket.  Maximum sustained winds were 50 miles per hour, and Bill was zipping northeast at 31 miles per hour.  Bill is excepted to lose its tropical characteristics on Wednesday before brushing Newfoundland.

We’re keeping a close eye on the low in the Bay of Campeche.  It has a high chance of developing during the next 5 days as it moves slowly northward toward the Texas and Louisiana coasts.  Finally, a wave off the African coast has a low chance of development during the next 5 days, when it will encounter hostile conditions.