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Heat And Spotty Storms; Tropics Are Very Active


stormsMid-August heat is everywhere in South Florida on Tuesday, but the storms will be only in spots. Tuesday features an early mix of sun and clouds, followed by storms developing along the sea breeze in the afternoon. Look for heavy downpours in spots as the storms move slowly inland. Highs on Tuesday will be in the sweltering mid 90s.

stormsWednesday will bring a few early showers in spots, a mix of sun and clouds, and some afternoon storms, especially well inland. Wednesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Thursday will feature an early coastal shower or two, a mix of sun and clouds, and mostly inland afternoon storms. Thursday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Some drier air moves in on Friday, so look for hazy sun and just a stray storm. Friday’s highs will be mostly in the mid 90s.

Some tropical moisture is expected on Saturday, with passing showers and storms in the forecast. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.

stormsIn the tropics, Gert is now the second hurricane of the Atlantic season. At 5 am Tuesday, Hurricane Gert was located near 31.8 North, 72.5 West, and was moving north at 12 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 75 miles per hour. Gert is forecast to turn to the northeast later on Tuesday.

Elsewhere, the area of disturbed weather in the eastern Atlantic has a medium chance of developing during the next 5 days, so we’ll watch it closely.

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.