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Mostly Dry, Nice Day Today; Recalling Fatal 1968 Naples Area Tornado

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South Florida will be mostly dry and mostly nice on Friday.  The day features an early east coast shower or two in spots, and a few showers will move into interior and Gulf coast areas in the afternoon.  Otherwise, we’ll see sun and clouds.  Highs on Friday will be in the mid 80s.

Saturday will bring sun, clouds, and maybe a shower in some locations.  Saturday’s highs will be in the mid 80s in most locations and a bit warmer inland.

We’ll see more showers overnight on Saturday and into Sunday as a weak front stalls out, but it won’t be a washout.  Sunday’s highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.

Monday will feature a mix of sun, clouds, and a few quick showers.  Monday’s highs will be mostly in the mid 80s.

Tuesday’s forecast includes sun, clouds, and a few showers — early along the east coast and in the afternoon elsewhere.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the mid 80s.

Today, in 1968 one of several tornadoes killed two people near Naples. Additional tornadoes moved through the Naples and Clewiston areas on November 11th

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.