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Keeping an Eye On The Tropics while South Florida remains Rainy and Hot

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Aug 18, 2015 – South Florida will see some early showers on Tuesday, followed by plenty of summertime heat and humidity. Tuesday’s highs will be in the sticky low 90s. Some early showers and maybe a storm will blow in on the ocean breeze overnight and into Wednesday morning, but again the bulk of afternoon storms will form to our west.

Temperatures will reach the low 90s on Wednesday. Look for some morning showers, afternoon storms mostly to the west, and highs in the low 90s through the rest of the workweek and into the weekend.

In the tropics, that area of disturbed weather in the eastern Atlantic is getting better organized as it moves slowly west-northwestward. The National Hurricane Center gives it a high chance of becoming a depression over the next few 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.