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Rain Is Hanging Around; Watching The Tropics

Hanging Around

Rain is hanging around South Florida on Tuesday, and we’re watching the tropics for more rain this weekend. After some overnight showers, Tuesday features clouds and some sun, with periods of showers and afternoon storms in spots. A high risk of dangerous rip currents is in place at the Atlantic beaches through at least the evening. Highs on Tuesday will be in the low 80s in the east coast metro areas and the mid 80s elsewhere.

Some showers will move through Tuesday night through early Wednesday. Then Wednesday will bring clouds and some sun, periods of showers, and a few storms in spots. Wednesday’s highs will be mostly in the mid 80s.

Thursday will see some sun but more clouds, and some showers and afternoon storms are also in the forecast. Thursday’s highs will be in the mid 80s.

Friday will feature clouds, some sun, and passing showers and storms. Friday’s highs will be in the mid 80s.

Look for clouds, showers, and afternoon storms on Saturday. Highs on Saturday will be in the mid 80s.

Hanging AroundWe’re watching the tropics for possible development of a large area of showers extending from the blob that’s been bringing us rain down into the western Caribbean. The National Hurricane Center gives this area a medium chance of becoming a tropical or subtropical depression during the next 5 days. But whatever it does, it will increase our rain chances over the weekend as it moves slowly into the Gulf of Mexico.

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.