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Moisture Returns To South Florida; NOAA Lowers Hurricane Forecast

moistureSummertime showers and storms are back as more moisture returns to South Florida on Friday.  The day features sun and clouds to start.  Then quite widespread showers and storms will form along the sea breezes in the afternoon, so look for periods of rain in the metro areas.  Along the Gulf coast beaches, red tide continues to be a problem on Friday and at least through the weekend.  Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s right at the coasts and the mid 90s elsewhere.
Saturday will bring sun and clouds early, followed by passing showers and storms in the afternoon.  Saturday’s highs will be in the low to mid 90s.
Sunday will feature sun, clouds, and scattered afternoon showers and storms.  Sunday’s highs will be in the low 90s.
Monday will be another summer day in South Florida, with sun and clouds in the morning and afternoon showers and storms.  Monday’s highs will be in the low 90s.
Tuesday’s forecast includes sun, clouds, and late-day showers and storms.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the low 90s.
moistureThe tropics are quiet as what was Tropical Storm Debby has dissipated in the central Atlantic.  NOAA lowers seasonal hurricane forecast in the August update. There is a 60% chance of a below normal season and 30% chance of near normal season. http://ow.ly/auvA30ll76l
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.