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Near Record Heat Again, But Change Is Coming

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Nov. 11, 2015 – South Florida will feel near record heat on Wednesday, but changes are on the way. After some fog in spots early in the morning, look for lots of sun, a few clouds, the possibility of a quick shower, and highs in the upper 80s on this Veterans Day.

Thursday will be mostly rain-free and unseasonably warm, with highs in the upper 80s, but changes are coming on Friday and beyond. Friday will see a few showers and highs in the mid 80s as a front approaches. Some showers and clouds will linger on Saturday, but temperatures will be cooler, topping out near the 80 degree mark. Sunday will be breezy and fall-like by South Florida standards, with lows in the upper 60s inland and the low 70s at the coast and highs in the upper 70s.

two_atl_0d0Kate is now a hurricane as it races into the North Atlantic. At 4 am Wednesday, Kate was located near 36.0 North, 65.7 West, and was zipping northeast at 40 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 75 miles per hour, but this hurricane, the fourth of the 2015 Atlantic season, is no threat to land.

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.