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Front Brings Us Drier Air And Slightly Lower Temperatures Today


A slow-moving front has finally arrived in South Florida on Wednesday, and we’ll end the workweek with cooler weather.  Wednesday features clouds to start, with clearing skies as drier air settles in.  A moderate risk of dangerous rip currents is in place at the Gulf beaches.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the mid 70s at east coast locations and the low 70s along the Gulf coast.

Thursday morning will be chilly, with lows ranging from the upper 40s along the Gulf coast and the interior to the mid to upper 50s along the east coast.  The day will be mostly sunny.  Thursday’s highs will be in the mid 70s.

Friday morning lows will range from the mid 50s to the mid 60s as a warming trend begins.  Look for a mix of sun and clouds, with maybe a stray shower as an ocean breeze sets up on Friday.  That ocean breeze will also increase the risk of dangerous rip currents at the Atlantic beaches.  Friday’s highs will be in the upper 70s.

Saturday will bring sun and clouds and showers on an ocean breeze.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents is expected at the Atlantic beaches on Saturday into Sunday.  Saturday’s highs will be near 80 degrees.

Sunday’s forecast includes sun, clouds, and a shower in spots.  Highs on Sunday will be in the low 80s.

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.