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Mostly Dry And Sunny Today; Closely Watching The Tropics

South Florida will see a few showers on Saturday, but we’re watching the tropics for development during the next few days.  Here at home, Saturday features sun and some clouds and maybe a quick shower on the breeze.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents remains in place at the Atlantic beaches at least through the weekend.  Highs on Saturday will be in the upper 80s at the east coast and the low 90s elsewhere.
Sunday will bring more clouds and a few more showers in the afternoon, especially in the east coast metro area.  Sunday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.
Monday will see tropical moisture start to seep in, so look for sun, clouds, breezy conditions, and periods of showers and storms.  Monday’s highs will be mostly in the upper 80s.
Tuesday will feature clouds, showers, and storms on the breeze.  Tuesday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.
Wednesday’s forecast includes a strong breeze, clouds, showers, and some storms at times.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the upper 80s.
In the tropics, we’re watching the area of low pressure north of the Honduran coast.  It has a high chance of developing into a depression during the next couple of days as it approaches the Yucatan and moves into the Gulf of Mexico.  This system could pose a threat to the northern Gulf coast by late next week, so we’ll watch it closely.
Tropical Storm Leslie is still hanging around in the open Atlantic.  At 5 am Saturday, Leslie was located near 37.2 North, 56.4 West, and was moving northeast at 8 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 60 miles per hour.  Leslie will continue to wander far from land for at least the next several 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.