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Heat And Storms Continue; Watching The Tropics

South Florida will see another day of heat and storms on Thursday.  After a few east coast showers and some haze left over from last night’s fireworks displays, Thursday features hot sun and clouds to start.  Then showers and storms will develop along the sea breezes by mid-afternoon in the east coast metro areas and a bit later along the Gulf coast.  Highs on Thursday will be in the low 90s, but it will feel quite a bit hotter.
Friday will bring sun, clouds, and afternoon showers and storms again.  Friday’s highs will be in the low 90s.
Saturday will feature a mix of sun and clouds to start, followed by afternoon showers and storms.  Saturday’s highs will be in the humid low 90s.
Sunday will be another hot and humid day, with sun, clouds, and afternoon showers and storms.  Sunday’s highs will be in the low 90s.
Monday will continue the summer weather pattern, with a mix of sun and clouds to start and late-day showers and storms.  Highs on Monday will be in the sticky low 90s.
In the tropics, a strong wave entering the central Atlantic is organizing quickly and has a high chance of becoming a tropical depression in the next day or so.  But it will encounter hostile conditions and is expected to devolve into an open wave before reaching the Lesser Antilles.  The low that’s southwest of Bermuda has a medium chance of developing before it interacts with a front late in the weekend — well off the U.S. 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.