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Plenty Of Storms Today Ahead Of Tropical Wave

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Storms will move into South Florida on Sunday in advance of the tropical wave that will make for a wet and breezy Labor Day.  Sunday starts with early east coast showers, and the day will feature periods of showers and storms.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents is in place at the Atlantic beaches on Sunday through Monday, at least.  Highs on Sunday will be in the upper 80s.
The wave brings in plenty of storms and showers on Labor Day, and winds will pick up.  We could see 3 inches or more of rain with this system.  Besides localized flooding, an isolated tornado is not out of the question.  Heaviest rain should be from the early morning hours on Monday through mid-afternoon.  Monday’s highs will be in the rain-cooled low to mid 80s.
Tuesday will start with some leftover showers and a storm or two, but skies will gradually clear.  Tuesday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.
Wednesday will see a shift back to more typical September weather, with a few early east coast showers, morning sun and clouds, and afternoon showers and storms along the sea breezes.  Wednesday’s highs will be mostly in the upper 80s.
Thursday’s forecast includes sun, clouds, and periods of showers and storms.  Thursday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.
Image: The Weather Channel

In the tropics, the wave we’re watching should reach our area early on Monday.  While it has a low chance of developing before it exits South Florida for the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, it has a medium chance of developing by mid-week as it tracks toward the northern Gulf coast.

On the other side of the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Florence has strengthened.  At 5 am Sunday, Florence was located near 16.5 North, 31.4 West, and was moving west-northwest at 15 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 60 miles per hour.  Florence is expected to remain in 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.