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More Summer Storms for South Florida

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, July 17, 2015 – More summer storms are on tap for South Florida on Friday. After a mostly dry early morning, look for storms to pop up by late morning to early afternoon, bringing periods of heavy rain, dangerous lightning, and gusty winds that could last into the early evening. Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s.

Saturday will be a bit drier, as a thin layer of Sahara dust passes by. But afternoon storms will be around in spots, and highs will be in the low 90s.

Sunday will see highs in the low 90s and more widespread afternoon storms.

The first half of the workweek features a few morning showers, highs in the low 90s, and afternoon storms forming inland on the sea breeze.

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two_atl_0d0In the tropics, we’re watching a wave that’s about 1000 miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. The National Hurricane Center gives it a low chance of developing over the next few days.

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.