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Hot Sun And Storms Today; Tracking Hurricane Irma

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Hot SunSouth Florida will see hot sun and some storms on Saturday as the holiday weekend begins. We’ll also watch Hurricane Irma as it makes its way in the Atlantic. Our Saturday features a mix of hot sun and clouds with quick early showers, a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents at Miami-Dade and Broward beaches (a high risk in Palm Beach County), and storms developing during the afternoon. Periods of heavy rain and gusty winds are possible at times. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.

Hot SunSunday will bring more sun and lower chances of a shower or storm — but any storms that develop will linger and cause downpours (and localized flooding). Sunday’s highs will be mostly in the low 90s, but some inland locations could reach the mid 90s.

Labor Day will see a return of early coastal showers and afternoon storms along the sea breeze, along with a mix of sun and clouds. Monday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Tuesday will see more of the same — a few early showers, sun and clouds, and afternoon storms in spots. Highs on Tuesday will be in the low 90s.

Look for passing showers and storms on Wednesday, with some periods of sun. Wednesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Hot SunHurricane Irma has fluctuated in strength but remains a powerful storm. At 5 am Saturday, Irma was located near 19.0 North, 41.8 West, and was moving west at 14 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 110 miles per hour. Irma is expected to regain major hurricane status as it moves into warmer waters. It should be near the Lesser Antilles on Wednesday, but computer models are not in agreement as to its track beyond that point. The Bahamas should be especially aware of Irma’s potential threat — but we’ll all watch Irma closely this weekend and beyond.

Hot SunElsewhere in the tropics, the wave in the eastern Atlantic has a medium chance of developing into a depression during the next 5 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.