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Showers And Storms Across Florida Today. Watching The Tropics

Tuesday features periods of showers and storms, with some morning sun along the Gulf coast and mostly clouds in the east coast metro area.  Heavy rain is possible, and so is localized flooding.  A moderate risk of dangerous rip currents remains at the Atlantic beaches.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the mid-80s in the east coast metro area and near 90 degrees along the Gulf coast.

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Wednesday will bring some sun in the morning and plenty of showers and storms during the mid to late afternoon.  Wednesday’s highs will be in the mid-80s in the east coast metro area and near 90 degrees along the Gulf coast.

Thursday will feature a mix of sun and clouds with afternoon storms in the east coast metro area, while the Gulf coast will be sunny until some storms develop in the mid to late afternoon.  Thursday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Friday will be cloudy with periods of showers and storms.  Heavy rain is possible, along with localized flooding.  Look for breezy conditions along the Gulf coast and a stormy evening throughout South Florida.  Friday’s highs will be in the mid-80s.

The forecast for Saturday will depend on the tropics.  For now, we’ll say that Saturday will be stormy and breezy.  Heavy rain and localized flooding will be possible.  Highs on Saturday will be in the mid-80s.

We’re watching the tropics, a low is expected to form near the Yucatan in the next few days.  This low will include moisture from Tropical Storm Agatha, which is currently centered over southern Mexico.  Computer models indicate this low is likely to move into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico and could become the first tropical depression of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season.  The National Hurricane Center currently gives this soon-to-form system a medium chance of development.

For South Florida, a lot will depend on where this potential tropical system actually forms and how much time it spends over warm waters before it approaches our vicinity.  Whatever it does, this system is likely to bring heavy rain and gusty winds to South Florida late in the week.  It’s a reminder that hurricane season is here.

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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