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Gusty Winds, Showers And Storms Today

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South Florida will see storms and showers on gusty winds on Thursday as an upper level low moves in. After some early showers and storms, Thursday features plenty of clouds and periods of showers and storms on a strong ocean breeze. A high risk of dangerous rip currents remains in place at the Atlantic beaches on what won’t be a good beach day. Highs on Thursday will be in the mid to upper 80s.

The tropical moisture lingers overnight and on Friday, when we’ll see another day of clouds, showers, and storms. Friday’s highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.

Saturday will be a mix of showers, storms, and brief periods of sun. Saturday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Some showers and a few storms will be around on Sunday, but we’ll also see a mix of sun and clouds. Sunday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Monday’s forecast includes some sun, clouds, and periods of showers. Highs on Monday will be in the upper 80s.

In the tropics, Ophelia is now the tenth hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season. At 5 am Thursday, Hurricane Ophelia was located near 30.3 North, 35.6 West, and was moving northeast at 3 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 85 miles per hour. Ophelia will pass near the Azores, and it (or its remnants) could bring stormy weather to parts of the Iberian peninsula and the British Isles.

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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.