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It Feels More Like August Than November

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Nov. 6, 2015 – South Florida will be hot and humid again, despite a typical early November ocean breeze. That breeze will bring in some quick showers at times on Friday, but it won’t stop afternoon highs from reaching the upper 80s. The risk of dangerous rip currents will remain high at least through Friday. We’ll see more widespread showers on Saturday and Sunday, as breezes gradually taper off. Highs will be mostly in the mid 80s this weekend. Look for sunny days and highs in the upper 80s Monday through Wednesday.

image16Hurricane season doesn’t officially end until November 30th, and we’re watching two areas in the tropics. A wave near the Lesser Antilles has a low chance of developing once it reaches the vicinity of Puerto Rico and moves northwestward towards the Bahamas. An area of disturbed weather near the Yucatan has a low chance of developing as it moves west-northwestward into the Bay of Campeche.

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.