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Lighter Breeze And Fewer Storms Today

Lighter Breeze

South Florida will see a lighter breeze and fewer storms on Saturday. After a few overnight showers, Saturday features some sun along with clouds on a less vigorous ocean breeze than we’ve seen lately (but a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents remains in place at the Atlantic beaches). Don’t rule out a few passing showers and storms, but most of the activity will be well to our west. Highs on Saturday will be in the upper 80s.

Sunday will bring periods of sun with clouds, showers, and a few storms popping up. Sunday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Monday will see a mix of sun and clouds with a few showers in spots. Highs on Monday will be in the upper 80s.

Look for more widespread showers and a few storms on Tuesday, but we will see periods of sun. Tuesday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Wednesday’s forecast includes periods of showers, a few storms, and some sun. Highs on Wednesday will be in the upper 80s.

In the tropics, Hurricane Ophelia is speeding up as it approaches the Azores. At 5am Saturday, Ophelia was located near 33.9 North, 28.6 West, and was zipping east-northeast at 24 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 100 miles per hour. Ophelia should weaken to a remnant low before it nears the northern British Isles early next week. Elsewhere, the wave that’s a couple of hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles has a medium chance of developing as it moves generally northward in the central Atlantic.

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.