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Mostly Dry Today; Busy Tropics

Busy Tropics

Busy TropicsSouth Florida is hot and mostly dry this weekend as we continue to watch the busy tropics. Saturday features a mix of sun and some clouds on the ocean breeze, with just the chance of a stray afternoon storm. A moderate risk of dangerous rip currents is in place at the Atlantic through the weekend. Highs on Saturday will be near 90 degrees at the coast and the low 90s inland — but it will feel about 10 degrees hotter.

Sunday will bring sun, clouds on the ocean breeze, and maybe a storm inland. Sunday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

The drier air hangs around on Monday, and we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds with the chance of an isolated storm. Monday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Tuesday features sun, some clouds, and maybe a storm in spots. Highs on Tuesday will be near 90 degrees.

Faith Based Events

Look for moisture to seep in on Wednesday, when we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds with a few storms forming along the sea breeze. Wednesday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Busy TropicsIn the tropics, Hurricane Jose will bring rough surf and rip currents to the northern Atlantic coast and possibly tropical storm watches to parts of New England. At 5 am Saturday, Jose was located near 27.9 North, 71.8 West, and was moving northwest at 9 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 80 miles per hour. Busy TropicsElsewhere, Tropical Depression # 14 was located near 12.6 North and 32.1 West, and was moving west at 7 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 35 miles per hour, and some strengthening is likely. And we’re watching an area of disturbed weather about 800 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. That system has a high chance of becoming a depression during the next day or so.

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.