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Hazy Skies, Inland Storms, Gulf Coast Red Tide

hazySouth Florida will see hazy skies and mostly inland storms on Thursday as Saharan dust continues to influence our weather.  Thursday features hazy skies and some storms forming along the sea breezes.  But most of the storms will develop well inland, beyond most of the populated areas.  Red tide remains a problem at the Gulf beaches, at least through Thursday evening.  Highs on Thursday will be in the low 90s along the coasts and the mid 90s elsewhere — but it will feel even hotter.
Friday will see the dust move out and moisture move in, so look for passing showers and storms in the Miami-Dade and Broward metro areas.  Friday’s highs will be in the low to mid 90s.
Saturday will bring a mix of sun and clouds, followed by afternoon showers and storms.  Saturday’s highs will be in the low to mid 90s.
Sunday will feature sun, clouds, and passing shower and storms.  Sunday’s highs will be in the low 90s.
Monday’s forecast includes sun and clouds in the morning, with some afternoon showers and storms in spots.  Highs on Monday will be in the low 90s.
hazyTropical Storm Debby is accelerating in the north Atlantic and on its way to dissipating.  At 5 am Thursday, Debby was located near 43.6 North, 45.1 West, and was moving northeast at 17 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 45 miles per hour.  Debby is expected to transition to a subtropical storm and fizzle out in about 24 hours.
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.