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Hot Holiday Weekend; Beware Dangerous Rip Currents

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South Florida will enjoy a hot Memorial Day weekend starting on Friday.  Friday features good sun and a few clouds on a brisk ocean breeze.  But beachgoers will need to beware of a high risk of dangerous rip currents at the Atlantic beaches on Friday and throughout the long weekend.  Highs on Friday will be in the upper 80s in the east coast metro area and the low 90s along the Gulf coast and in the interior.

Saturday will be another hot and sunny day.  Saturday’s highs will be in the upper 80s in the east coast metro area and the low 90s elsewhere.

We’ll do it again on Sunday, with blue skies and lots of sun.  Sunday’s highs will range from the upper 80s to the low 90s.

Memorial Day will feature good sun and a few clouds to wrap up a near picture-perfect holiday weekend.  Monday’s highs will be in the upper 80s near the Atlantic coast and the low 90s elsewhere.

Tuesday will continue the streak of dry and hot days.  Highs on Tuesday will be near 90 degrees.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, May 24, 2019

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.