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Plenty Of Afternoon Storms For Florida Saturday; Watching The Tropics

Saturday features sun, clouds, and a few mostly east coast showers in the morning.  Lots of showers and storms will develop during the afternoon and last into the evening.  Heavy rain is possible in spots.  Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s — but it will feel about 10 degrees hotter.

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Sunday will bring a morning mix of sun and clouds, and the Gulf coast will see periods of storms.  Look for plenty of showers in the afternoon and evening around South Florida.  Heavy rain and localized flooding are possible.  Sunday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Monday will feature some sun, some clouds, and passing storms in the morning.  The afternoon will see lots of showers that will last into the evening.  Heavy rain is likely in spots, and there could be localized flooding.  Monday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Tuesday will start with good sun and some clouds.  The east coast metro area will also see a few morning storms.  Then showers will develop throughout South Florida during the afternoon.  Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Wednesday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies until afternoon showers and storms move in.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the low 90s again.

In the tropics, the wave in the eastern Caribbean has a low chance of developing during the next five days as it makes its way in the general direction of Belize and the Yucatan.  The wave in the eastern Atlantic has a low chance of becoming a depression in the next five days, but conditions could become more favorable when it reaches 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.