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Hot and Humid Weekend

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Nov. 7, 2015 – South Florida will be hot and humid this weekend, and we’ll see some showers pass through. Saturday will begin with some showers, but there will be enough hot sun to push afternoon temperatures into the muggy mid to upper 80s. While it won’t be as breezy, we’ll still see a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents at the beaches. Sunday will see more summerlike heat and humidity, with highs in the mid to upper 80s, and a few more showers will move through. Some showers will linger into Monday, but we’ll see shower chances decrease as we reach midweek. Highs will remain unseasonably warm, topping out in the mid to upper 80s from Monday through Wednesday.

two_atl_5d0In the tropics, the area of low pressure now in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico has a low chance of developing into a depression before it merges with a cold front now over the mid-southern states. The area of disturbed weather near the Lesser Antilles has a medium chance of developing over the next 5 days as it moves into the southeastern Bahamas continues on a generally northwestward track. In any event, it will bring heavy rain to the Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, and Hispaniola this weekend.

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.