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UPDATED: Watching A Wave

South Florida is watching a wave approaching from the Bahamas on Thursday, bringing us lots of tropical rain during the next few days.

Thursday features some sun, more clouds, and periods of showers and storms, especially later in the day as we begin to feel the effects of the wave.  Highs on Thursday will be in the upper 80s.

Look for additional tropical moisture to arrive on Friday, so the day will bring clouds, sun at times, and periods of showers and storms.  Friday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Showers and storms will be around on Saturday, but we will get some breaks.  Saturday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Sunday will feature plenty of clouds and passing showers and storms.  Sunday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

We’ll return to sun, clouds, and mostly afternoon showers and storms on Monday.  Highs on Monday will be in the low 90s.

In the tropics, our big story is that wave and the storms and showers associated with it.  Fortunately for us, it’s too close to shore to develop during the next couple of days.  But the.National Hurricane Center does give some chance of developing as moves generally northward up the southeast U.S. coast over the weekend.  Elsewhere, Tropical Depression Chantal is running out of steam in the open Atlantic.  At 5 am Thursday, Chantal was located near 39.1 North, 45.7 West, and was moving east at 17 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 35 miles per hour.  Chantal is forecast to degenerate into a remnant low in a day or so.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Aug. 22, 2019

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.