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(Updated) Rain at Times, TS Humberto Stays to the East, Tropics Heat Up

   Here at home, Saturday features mostly cloudy skies and periods of gusty showers.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents is still in place at the Atlantic beaches.  Highs on Saturday will be mostly in the upper 80s.

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Sunday will bring some sun, more clouds, and afternoon showers and storms, especially in the east coast metro area.  Sunday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

More sun and fewer clouds are on tap for Monday, and we’ll see passing showers in spots.  Monday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Tuesday will feature a nice mix of sun and clouds with a few mostly afternoon showers and maybe a storm.  Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Look for good sun, a few clouds, and some quick showers in spots on Wednesday.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the low 90s.

Tropical Storm Humberto is near Great Abaco Island in the northwestern Bahamas early on Saturday.  At 5 am, Humberto was located near 26.3 North, 76.0 West, and was moving northwest at 7 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 40 miles per hour.  A tropical storm warning is in effect for the northwestern Bahamas, excluding Andros Island.  There are no watches or warnings for Florida, since Humberto’s future track should keep it well east of us.

Elsewhere in the tropics, we’re watching four features for possible development.  One wave is about 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and has a low chance of developing during the next 5 days.  A second wave is about 600 miles southwest of  the Cape Verde Islands.  This wave has a medium chance of developing by midweek as it moves westward.  A third wave halfway between the other two has a low chance of development.  And closer to home, a large area of showers associated with an upper level low has formed in the eastern Gulf of Mexico off Florida’s Gulf coast.  This feature has a low chance of developing during the weekend, but it could find more favorable conditions when it reaches the southwestern Gulf in a few days.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Sept. 14, 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.


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