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Near Record Heat, Not Much Rain for South Florida

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, July 28, 2015 – South Florida will see near record heat as July winds down, but we won’t see a lot of much-needed rain. Tuesday features the return of drier air, plenty of hot sun, highs in the sweltering mid 90s, and a few, mostly well inland, afternoon storms.

The forecast is similar for Wednesday and Thursday, with highs mostly in the mid 90s, and just the chance of an afternoon storm.

Rain chances increase on Friday and temperatures moderate into the low 90s, but we won’t see much in the way of rain until the weekend, when some storms develop on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.


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.