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Hot And Mostly Dry Here; Florence Now A Depression

Mostly Dry
South Florida will be hot and mostly dry on Sunday, while hundreds of miles to our north, the catastrophic flooding from Florence continues to plague the Carolinas.
Our Sunday features hot sun, some clouds, and maybe a stray shower or storm (especially well inland).  A moderate risk of rip currents is in place at the beaches of Palm Beach county as seas begin to calm down after the thrashing from Florence along much of the eastern seaboard.  Highs on Sunday will be in the low 90s.
Monday will bring sun, clouds, and a shower or storm in spots during the afternoon.  Monday’s highs will be in the low 90s.
Look for a few more showers to pop up on Tuesday, but we’ll also see sun and clouds.  Tuesday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.
Wednesday will feature sun, clouds, a few early east coast showers, and afternoon showers and storms along the sea breezes.  Wednesday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.
More moisture will seep in on Thursday, so we’ll see passing showers and storms in spots.  Highs on Thursday will be near 90 degrees.
Florence is now a depression, but one that continues to dump huge amounts of rain on North and South Carolina.  At 5 am Sunday, Florence was located near 33.8 North, 81.4 West, about 20 miles from Columbia, South Carolina.  Maximum sustained winds were 35 miles per hour, and Florence was moving west at 8 miles per hour.  Many locations have already received more than 20 inches of rain, and flooding from rivers will add to the misery from this deadly system.
In the far Atlantic, Tropical Storm Helene is transitioning into an extratropical low.  At 5 am Sunday, Helene was located near 42.5 North, 28.4 West, and was zooming northeast at 25 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 50 miles per hour.  And Tropical Storm Joyce is barely hanging on, with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour early Sunday.  At 5 am, Joyce was located near 34.0 North, 36.1 West, and was moving east-northeast at 17 miles per hour.  Joyce poses no threat to land.
Finally, the remnants of Isaac have a low chance of redeveloping in the central Caribbean during the next few days — after which conditions will be quite hostile.
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.