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Passing showers and a High Risk of Rip Currents

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Oct. 6, 2015 – South Florida will see some showers pass by on Tuesday, along with periods of sun and clouds on the breeze. Beachgoers will need to beware of dangerous rip currents, and the risk is image3especially high in Broward, Palm Beach, and northern Miami-Dade. Some tidal flooding is also possible in low-lying areas late this afternoon. Highs on Tuesday will be in the mid to upper 80s.

Wednesday and Thursday will bring scattered showers and the chance of a stray storm, along with highs in the upper 80s. Humidity levels will increase on Friday, and showers and a few afternoon storms are in the forecast. Friday’s highs will be in the upper 80s. Look for a return of rainy season humidity levels and the chance of afternoon storms this weekend, as highs reach the upper 80s.

two_atl_5d0Hurricane Joaquin has been holding its own as it moves northeast at 17 miles per hour. At 5 am, it was located near 37.5 North, 61.0 West, with maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. Joaquin will begin to lose its tropical characteristics and weaken to a gale-force system within a couple of days. Elsewhere, the wave in the central Atlantic has a low chance of developing into a depression over the next 5 days as it moves to the west-northwest.

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.