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Mix Of Sun And Clouds On Eclipse Day; Tropical Moisture Coming


cloudsSouth Florida will see clouds and some sun — literally — on Monday as we experience a partial eclipse in the afternoon. After a muggy start, Monday features a mix of sun and clouds, a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents at the Atlantic beaches, and a stray shower in spots. Coastal locations should have the best view of the eclipse, which will reach its peak (78% coverage of the sun) shortly before 3 pm. Highs on Monday will be in the low 90s.

cloudsThe wave we’ve been watching arrives late on Monday and into Tuesday, so look for plenty of rain, including periods of downpours.┬áTuesday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Clouds, showers, and storms will linger on Wednesday, and all that rain will lead to some localized flooding. Highs on Wednesday will be in the upper 80s.

Some sun will return on Thursday, but clouds, showers, and storms will still be around. Thursday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Friday’s forecast includes a few early showers, a mix of sun and clouds, and passing showers and storms. Friday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

cloudsIn the tropics, the wave that will bring us plenty of rain was east of the Bahamas early Monday. This wave has a low chance of developing into a depression during the next two days, but its odds go up to medium over the five-day period as it lingers off the U.S. coast. In the Caribbean, the remnants of Harvey have a medium chance of redeveloping before reaching Central America but a high chance of regaining depression strength again over the Bay of Campeche. And the wave in the middle of the Atlantic has virtually no chance of developing as it encounters unfavorable conditions.

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.