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Gloomy Rainy Saturday

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Oct. 17, 2015 – Saturday will be rainy and unusually gloomy for South Florida. Look for plenty of clouds and passing showers on the breeze, and the risk of dangerous rip currents will be increasing on Saturday and into the next several days. Saturday’s highs will be in the mid 80s.

Sunday will be breezy, with clouds around and gusty showers passing through at times. Highs will be mostly in the mid 80s. The first half of the workweek features windy conditions, periods of passing showers, and highs in the low 80s on both Monday and Tuesday. Winds and shower chances will decrease somewhat on Wednesday, and highs will be in the mid 80s. More sun will be in the forecast on Thursday and Friday, along with highs in the mid 80s, but quick showers will be around as well.

two_atl_0d0In the tropics, an area of low pressure that was in the western Caribbean is now inland over Belize. It is forecast to move west-northwestward over the Yucatan this weekend, and it has some chance of developing after it enters the Bay of Campeche before reaching the Mexican coast.

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.