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Mostly Sunny Here, Tropical Storm Eta in the Caribbean

Sunday features lots of sun, a few clouds, and passing showers at times, mostly in the afternoon.  A moderate risk of dangerous rip currents is in place at the Atlantic beaches.  Highs on Sunday will be mostly in the upper 80s.

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Monday will be mostly sunny and very breezy.  Look for a few east coast showers as well.  Monday’s highs will be in the low 80s.

Tuesday will feature plenty of sun and windy conditions.  Tuesday’s highs will be near 80 degrees.

Wednesday will continue the pattern of good sun and gusty winds.  Wednesday’s highs will be in the low 80s.

Thursday’s forecast calls for good sun and some showers and storms on a very strong breeze.  Highs on Thursday will be in the mid-80s.

In the tropics, the disturbance in the Caribbean that we’ve been watching went from a depression to Tropical Storm Eta.  At 5 am Sunday, Eta was located near 15.2 North, 75.7 West, about 500 miles east of the border of Nicaragua and Honduras.  Maximum sustained winds were 40 miles per hour, and Eta was moving west at 15 miles per hour.  A hurricane watch is in effect for portions of the Nicaraguan and Honduran coasts.  Eta is forecast to strengthen prior to landfall on Tuesday.  Computer models are not in agreement with what happens to Eta (or its remnants) after that, so we’ll watch it closely.

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.