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Nothing New – Hot and Humid Thursday

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Nov. 12, 2015 – 
South Florida will be hot and humid again on Thursday, as we wait for real fall weather to arrive. After some early morning patchy fog on Thursday, we’ll see sun, clouds, maybe a stray shower, and highs in the upper 80s once again.

Some showers are in the forecast for Friday, along with highs in the mid 80s, as a front approaches. But this long-awaited front is now likely to fizzle out just north of our area, depriving us of the fall temperatures and low humidity we’ve been waiting for. Instead, we’ll see passing showers this weekend, a building breeze (and an increasing risk of dangerous rip currents), and highs in the low to mid 80s on Saturday and the low 80s on Sunday. Breezy and showery conditions will last into Monday, when highs will top out in the low 80s.

Kate has weakened and is now an extratropical storm in the northern Atlantic. With top winds of 70 miles per hour, Kate is racing east-northeast at 26 miles per hour into cold open waters.

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.