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Rain First Then Cooler, Drier Air


DrierFall has finally arrived in South Florida on Wednesday, and it’s a relief after months of heat and humidity. After the last rounds of showers clear out in the early morning, Wednesday features a nice mix of sun and clouds as cooler and drier air moves in behind the front. Highs on Wednesday will be in the upper 70s.

DrierLook for a cool start on Thursday, with morning lows in the upper 50s to low 60s right at the coast. Then the day brings plenty of sun with a few clouds. Highs on Thursday will reach the upper 70s.

Friday morning will be cool again, and we’ll see good sun and a few clouds during the day, with maybe a stray shower in spots. Friday’s highs will be near 80 degrees.

Tropical moisture returns on Saturday, bringing clouds, showers, and storms at times. Saturday’s highs will be in the mid 80s.

Showers and storms will linger on Sunday until another front sweeps through during the day, leaving sun and clouds in its wake. Highs on Sunday will be in the upper 70s.

DrierIn the tropics, we continue to watch the area of showers and storms in the southwestern Caribbean. It has a medium chance of developing into a depression during the next few days.

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.