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Mostly Pleasant Weekend, Watching the Tropics

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South Florida will enjoy a mostly pleasant weekend. Saturday features sun and clouds, highs around the 90 degree mark, and maybe a stray storm in the east coast metro areas but more of an afternoon storm chance along the Gulf coast.

image6Sunday will bring sun and clouds, highs around 90 degrees, and a few storms mostly in the interior.

A few early showers along the east coat will start off Monday, and the day will feature periods of sun, some clouds, highs around 90 degrees, and a few afternoon storms in the western suburbs of Miami-Dade and Broward, along the Gulf coast, and in the interior. Tuesday will see rain chances increase a bit, with scattered storms in the western areas of metro Miami-Dade and Broward, the Naples and Marco Island areas, and the interior.

Tuesday’s highs will be near 90 degrees. The pattern of sun, clouds, and scattered storms continues on Wednesday, and highs will be mostly in the upper 80s.

pleasant weekendTropical Depression Julia is stalled well off the Carolina coast. At 5 am Saturday, Julia was located near 30.1 North, 76.4 West, and had winds of 30 miles per hour. It is expected to degenerate into a remnant low in a day or so.

We’re watching Tropical Storm Karl as it moves toward the central Atlantic. At 5 am Saturday, Karl was located near 18.2 North, 38.2 West, and was moving west at 14 miles per hour. Karl’s maximum sustained winds were 45 miles per hour, and that is not forecast to change much this weekend.

The wave just off the African coast has a medium potential of developing but is expected to remain in the eastern Atlantic.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Sept. 17, 2016 

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.