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Morning Showers, Some Afternoon Storms

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Sept 26, 2015 – South Florida will see some Saturday morning showers, followed by some mostly inland afternoon storms. Highs will be near 90 degrees on Saturday. Tidal flooding is likely in low-lying coastal locations this weekend and early next week. Sunday will bring some early showers, highs mostly in the upper 80s, building clouds, and a few afternoon storms, especially in the western suburbs. Easterly winds during the first half of the workweek will set up passing morning showers and sea breeze storms in the afternoon. Highs Monday through Wednesday will be in the upper 80s.
two_atl_0d0In the tropics, Tropical Depression Ida hangs on and continues to confound the computer models. As of 5 am Saturday, Ida was located near 23.9 North, 46.1 West, and was moving northwest at 6 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were estimated at 35 miles per hour. The National Hurricane Center forecasts that Ida will meander in the central Atlantic before eventually dissipating. Elsewhere, the area of disturbed weather over the Yucatan will move northward into the Gulf of Mexico, well west of South Florida, and will encounter winds that are unfavorable for tropical development. And an area of disturbed weather several hundred miles east of the Bahamas has a low chance of developing as it moves northward.

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.