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Hot Again Today But Change Is Coming; Kate Moves Away

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Nov. 10, 2015 – While Tropical Storm Kate moves away from the Bahamas on Tuesday, here in South Florida we’re ready to welcome some weather changes later this week. But Tuesday will be yet another hot November day, with patchy fog to start followed by a few passing showers and highs in the sticky upper 80s. We’ll see a few showers for Veterans Day on Wednesday, and highs will be in the mid to upper 80s. Thursday’s highs will reach the mid to upper 80s as a front approaches, and a few showers will be in the forecast. Friday will be drier and more seasonable, with highs in the mid 80s. The weekend will be cooler, with highs in the upper 70s on Saturday and Sunday, a few showers both days, and a building breeze on Sunday.

085752W5_NL_smTropical Storm Kate is picking up speed as it leaves the Bahamas behind. At 4 am Tuesday, Kate was located near 28.8 North, 75.8 West, and was moving north at 17 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 60 miles per hour, and Kate is forecast to strengthen as it turns northeastward, away from the U.S. coast and on its way to much colder waters.

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.