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Hot With Scattered Sea Breeze Showers And Storms

South Florida will see some sea breeze showers and storms on Tuesday as our typical rainy season pattern returns.  After some early showers just touching the east coast, the day features sun and clouds — until the sea breezes kick in midday.  Then showers and storms will develop in spots (especially well inland) during the afternoon and early evening.  Highs on Tuesday will be near 90 degrees in the metro areas and a bit warmer in the interior.
Our Fourth of July forecast is a bit uncertain, thanks to an upper level low that will affect South Florida for the rest of the week.  The holiday will start with sun and clouds, but look for showers and storms to dominate during the afternoon and last into the early evening.  While east coast locations could be dry by 9 pm (prime time for fireworks displays), the Gulf coast showers and storms could linger and dampen the fun.  Wednesday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.
Thursday will bring periods of showers and storms alternating with sun and clouds.  Thursday’s highs will be in the low 90s.
Friday’s forecast will be typical of the rainy season — sun, clouds, showers, and some storms (especially inland).  Friday’s highs will be in the low 90s.
Look for a repeat on Saturday, with sun, clouds, and afternoon showers and storms.  Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.
In the tropics, an area of showers and storms off the northern Gulf coast is not expected to develop, but it will bring plenty of rain from Louisiana to the Florida panhandle.
We’re also watching the Atlantic well  east of the Bahamas, where a low is expected to form in a few days.  The National Hurricane Center says this potential low could have a chance of becoming a tropical or subtropical depression as it moves northeastward — away from the U.S. coast.
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.