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Rain has Returned; Record Setting Warmth Yesterday

Rain has returned to South Florida as a front moves through on Tuesday.  The day features clouds and showers, with some afternoon storms in spots, with activity tapering off overnight.  Gulf coast beaches will see an elevated risk of dangerous rip currents on Tuesday.  Highs on Tuesday will be mostly in the mid 80s.

A record high temperature was tied yesterday at Naples, with 89 degrees. The previous record was from 2015. This is the 3rd straight day of record high temperatures at Naples Airport. Clouds and chances for thunderstorms should keep temperatures from approaching more records there today. Even more temperature records were set yesterday, including a new record warm low at Fort Lauderdale (77), and a tied record warm low at West Palm Beach (75)!

Wednesday will bring a few east coast showers along with sun and clouds.  Wednesday’s highs will be in the mid 80s.

Look for plenty of sun and a few clouds on Thursday.  Thursday’s highs will be in the mid 80s.

Friday will feature mostly sunny skies.  Friday’s highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.

The forecast for Saturday includes a mix of sun and clouds with passing showers in spots.  Highs on Saturday will be in the mid to upper 80s.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, April 9, 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.