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Hot Weekend Ahead For Florida

Friday starts with some patchy fog well inland, followed by lots of hot sun and a few clouds.  A few quick east coast showers are possible.  A moderate risk of dangerous rip currents is in place along the Palm Beach County coast. Highs on Friday will be in the mid-80s along the Gulf coast.  The east coast metro area will see highs mostly in the upper 80s, but some western suburban locations could exceed 90 degrees.

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Saturday will be sunny with a warm and gusty breeze.  Saturday will kick off a hot weekend, with highs in the low 90s in the east coast metro area and the mid-80s along the Gulf coast.

Sunday will feel like summer, with plenty of hot sun and a gusty but warm breeze as a front approaches.  Sunday’s highs will be in the low 90s in the east coast metro area and the upper 80s along the Gulf coast.

Monday will be cloudy with periods of showers and storms.  Look for gusty winds along with rounds of showers and storms in the afternoon.  Monday’s highs will be in the mid-80s.

Tuesday will feature a mix of sun, clouds, showers, and a few storms.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the mid-80s.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, April 16, 2021

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.