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Sun And Showers For Florida Today; Closely Watching The Tropics

Monday features sun in the morning, with plenty of showers and some storms developing in the afternoon.  Highs on Monday will be in the sticky low 90s.

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Tuesday will bring another round of typical August weather:  plenty of sun in the morning and showers and storms during the mid to late afternoon.  Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Wednesday will continue the trend of good sun in the morning with showers and storms moving in during the mid to late afternoon.  Wednesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

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Thursday will feature lots of sun during the first part of the day and showers and storms, starting in the mid-afternoon.  Thursday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Friday will see some sun but more showers and storms as tropical moisture begins to move into South Florida.  Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s again.

In the tropics, the wave we’ve been tracking that’s approaching the Lesser Antilles has a medium chance of becoming a depression during the next several days.  This system is expected to bring rain and gusty winds to the Lesser Antilles and affect Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Tuesday and be near or over Hispaniola on Wednesday.  Computer models indicate that this system, whether it develops or not, moves close to South Florida and brings us significant rainfall and periods of gusty winds by the weekend.  We’ll keep a close eye on it.

Elsewhere in the tropical Atlantic, the low about halfway between the Cape Verde Islands and the Lesser Antilles has a low chance of development as it moves westward.

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.