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Rain Lingers, Flood Watch Extended

Rain Lingers

Rain lingers in South Florida on Sunday, and the flood watch for our area has been extended through the evening. Sunday features a bit of sun at times, more clouds, and periods of showers and storms in the afternoon, including flooding downpours in spots. Highs on Sunday will be near 90 degrees.

 

Some drier air will finally move in on Monday, so look for a mix of sun and clouds with passing showers and storms in some locations. Monday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Tuesday will see a return to more typical summer weather — a few early coastal showers, a mix of sun and clouds, and afternoon storms along the sea breeze. Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

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Wednesday will bring more sun, fewer clouds, and some passing showers and storms. Wednesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Thursday’s forecast includes sun, clouds, and a few showers, and a storm or two. Highs on Thursday will be in the low 90s.

Tropical Storm Harvey continues to drop monumental amounts of rain on parts of Texas, including the Houston area. At 5 am Sunday, Harvey was located near 29.2 North, 97.7 West, and was crawling to the south-southwest at 1 mile an hour. Maximum sustained winds were 45 miles per hour, but the story continues to be the 2 or more feet of rain possible during the next few days. Harvey is on track to be one of the costliest disasters in U.S. history.

Finally, the low over central Florida that continues to pump rain into our area has a medium chance of developing into a subtropical or tropical depression before it’s absorbed by a front in a 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.