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Late August Sun And Showers Around Florida; Tropics Remain Very Busy

Monday features plenty of hot sun and periods of showers and storms during the mid to late afternoon. Highs on Monday will be mostly in the low 90s but some locations right at the Atlantic coast will top out in the upper 80s.

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Tuesday will bring lots of sun with some afternoon showers and storms, especially in the east coast metro area.  Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 90s in the east coast metro area and the upper 80s along the Gulf coast.

Wednesday will begin the month of September with sunny skies and a few afternoon showers with maybe a storm.  Wednesday’s highs will be in the low 90s in the east coast metro area and near 90 degrees along the Gulf coast.

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Thursday will feature plenty of sun, a few clouds at times, and some passing showers and storms during the mid to late afternoon.  Thursday’s highs will be in the low 90s in the east coast metro area and near 90 degrees along the Gulf coast.

Friday’s forecast calls for a mix of sun, showers, and some storms at times.  Highs on Friday will be near 90 degrees.

Ida is now a tropical storm, but not before bringing devastating winds and storm surge to coastal Louisiana as it made landfall on Sunday.  At 5 am Monday, Tropical Storm Ida was located near 30.0 North, 90.8 West, about 95 miles south-southwest of Jackson, Mississippi.  Maximum sustained winds were 60 miles per hour, and Ida was moving north at 8 miles per hour.  Ida continues to bring flooding rain as it moves inland, and the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts were still feeling the effects of storm surge early on Monday.

Tropical Depression # 10 is struggling against upper level winds.  At 5 am, TD # 10 was located near 20.8 North, 50.6 West, about 775 miles east-northeast of the Leeward Islands.  Maximum sustained winds were 35 miles per hour, and the depression was moving north at 8 miles per hour.  TD # 10 still could reach tropical storm strength, but it’s expected to remain over open waters.

Tropical Depression # 11 became Tropical Storm Julian briefly on Sunday, but it’s now a post-tropical cyclone.  At 5 am Monday, Julian was located near 38.1 North, 41.9 West, about 810 miles west of the Azores.  Maximum sustained winds were 60 miles per hour, and Julian was racing northeast at 26 miles per hour into oblivion.

Elsewhere, a strong wave that is emerging into the eastern Atlantic has a high chance of becoming a depression during the next five days.. The low pressure area off the Delmarva peninsula has virtually no chance of developing as it drifts away from the U.S. coast.  Finally, a broad area of low pressure is expected to develop in the southern Caribbean in a couple of days, and this feature has a low chance of becoming a depression during the next five days as it moves in the direction of Central America.

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.