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Plenty Of Sun Again Thursday With Temperatures Reaching the 90’s

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South Florida will enjoy plenty of sun again Thursday and through the holiday weekend.  Thursday features blue skies with just a few clouds on the breeze.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents is in place at the Atlantic beaches on Thursday and will last at least through Friday. Highs on Thursday will be in the upper 80s in the east coast metro area and the low 90s well inland and along the Gulf coast.

Friday will bring an ocean breeze along with lots of sun.  Friday’s highs will be in the mid 80s right at the Atlantic coast and near 90 degrees elsewhere.

Saturday will continue the trend of sunny skies and just a few clouds.  Saturday’s highs will be in the upper 80s in the east coast metro area and the low 90s along the Gulf coast and in the interior.

Sunday will feature — you guessed it — good sun and a few clouds on the ocean breeze.

The forecast for Memorial Day will top off a sunny and hot holiday weekend with plenty of sun and a few clouds at times.  Highs on Monday will be near 90 degrees.

Wednesday the National Weather Service (NWS) announced the 2019 rainy season outlook, calling for the likelihood of above normal temperatures and near-normal precipitation.

The current El Niño pattern is likely to remain through the summer and possibly the fall as well. However, the expected weak nature of this El Niño makes the summer outlook a low-confidence one, especially regarding precipitation forecasts for a 4-5 month period.

Regardless of how much rain South Florida ends up getting this wet season, there will be periods of more frequent/heavy rainfall, as well as strong storms with the potential for lightning flooding, damaging winds, and even tornadoes. Therefore, make sure you remain weather-aware on a daily basis this summer.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist,May 23, 2019

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.