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Pop-Up Showers Saturday; Tropics Are Heating Up

  Some showers will be popping up in South Florida on Saturday, and there’s activity in the tropics as the hurricane season begins.  Here at home, Saturday features good sun, some clouds, and a few showers, especially in the afternoon.  Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.

Sunday will be another day of sun, clouds, and a few passing showers.  Sunday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

The pattern continues on Monday, with good sun, clouds at times, and a few quick showers.  Monday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Tuesday will bring sun, clouds, and some showers, especially in the western part of our area.  Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 90s along the Gulf coast and in the interior, and near 90 degrees in the east coast metro area.

Look for another day of sun, clouds in spots, and a few passing showers on Wednesday.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the upper 80s in the east coast metro area and the low 90s elsewhere.

Today is the start of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, and we’re watching an area of low pressure over the Yucatan.  The National Hurricane Center gives it a low chance of developing into a depression during the next couple of days as it moves into the Bay of Campeche, after which it could have a somewhat better chance of development.  In any case, the system will bring heavy rain to parts of southern Mexico.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, June 1, 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.