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Hot Today; Watching Tropical Storm Maria

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South Florida is hot with a stray shower in spots on Sunday as we watch Tropical Storm Maria (just a part of the ridiculously busy tropics). Our Sunday features a mix of sun and clouds, and we’ll see a quick shower on the ocean breeze, especially at the cost. A high risk of rip currents remains in place at the Atlantic beaches on Sunday, and rip currents will be a problem into the workweek. Sunday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Monday will bring a few early showers, a mix of sun and clouds, and maybe a stray afternoon storm. Monday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Tuesday will be another relatively dry day, with sun, clouds, and maybe a storm in spots. Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Moisture will start to work its way in on Wednesday, so a few showers and storms are in the forecast. Highs on Wednesday will near 90 degrees.

Look for some morning showers, sun and clouds, and some afternoon storms forming along the sea breeze on Thursday. Thursday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

mariaIn the tropics, we’re keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Maria, which is threatening the Lesser Antilles. At 5 am Sunday, Maria was located near 13.0 North, 54.9 West, and was moving west-northwest at 15 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 65 miles per hour, but Maria is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane later on Sunday. Maria’s future track depends in part on how long Hurricane Jose lingers off the New England coast.

Speaking of Jose, at 5 am Sunday, it was located near 30.0 North, 71.7 West, and was moving north at 8 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 80 miles per hour.

 

We also have Tropical Storm Lee, but it is forecast to remain in the far Atlantic. For completeness, at 5 am Sunday, Lee was located near 13.0 North, 35.4 West, and was moving west at 7 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 40 miles per hour.

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.

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