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Hot And Hazy Florida With PM Showers, Tracking The Tropics

Saturday features hot and hazy sun, with some showers and maybe a storm popping up in the afternoon.  A moderate risk of dangerous rip currents remains at the Atlantic beaches.  Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s in the east coast metro area and the mid-90s along the Gulf coast — but it will feel much hotter, so take precautions from late morning to late afternoon.

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Sunday will bring mostly sunny skies in the morning and widespread showers and storms in the afternoon.  Sunday’s highs will be in the low 90s along the Gulf Coast and near 90 degrees in the east coast metro area.

Labor Day will feature a mix of sun and clouds alternating with periods of showers and storms.  Monday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

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Tuesday will be another day of sun, clouds, and widespread showers and storms.  Tuesday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Wednesday’s forecast calls for plenty of clouds, sun at times, plenty of showers, and a few storms.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the low 90s.

In the north Atlantic, Tropical Depression Omar is still hanging on, with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour early on Saturday.  Omar is forecast to weaken and dissipate this weekend, far from land.

In the tropical Atlantic, we’re watching several features.  A low about halfway between Africa and the Windward Islands has a low chance of developing in the next few days and maybe squashed by a tropical wave west of the Cape Verde Islands that’s moving westward.  That wave has a high chance of becoming a depression by early next week, and we’ll watch it closely.. Finally, a disturbance over western Africa is about to emerge into the eastern Atlantic.  Computer models indicate that this feature has a medium chance of developing in the next five days.

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.