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Passing Storms Are Back

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image4After a brief break, passing storms are back in South Florida on Thursday, thanks to moisture from a tropical wave to our south. Look for periods of showers and storms moving on a building easterly breeze throughout the day, sun at times, and highs in the upper 80s. Rain chances will be greater for the east coast metro areas and the Upper Keys, but the Gulf coast won’t escape without some showers and storms.

Tropical moisture lingers on Friday, and all of South Florida will see passing showers and passing stormsstorms on the breeze, some sun and lots of clouds, and highs in the upper 80s. East coast locations will see fewer showers and storms on Saturday, with the bulk of the rain in the interior and along the Gulf coast.

Saturday’s highs will be near 90 degrees in Miami-Dade and Broward and in the upper 80s in the Naples and Marco Island areas.

We’ll be back into a typical September weather pattern on Sunday, with sun and clouds, some afternoon storms in the western suburbs of Miami-Dade and Broward and more widespread afternoon storms in the interior and along the Gulf coast. Sunday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Look for a repeat on Monday, with some afternoon storms in Miami-Dade and Broward but more widespread activity in the interior and in the Naples and Marco Island areas. Monday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

two_atl_5d0In the tropics, we’re watching one area — the wave near the Cape Verde Islands. The National Hurricane Center gives the wave a high chance of developing into a depression over the next 5 days as it moves generally to the west-northwest into the central Atlantic.

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.

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