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Rain Monday; Watching The Gulf For Development (Updated)


(UPDATED 5:30AM) South Florida will see summertime rain on Monday as we watch the tropics for potential activity later in the week.  In the meantime, Monday features plenty of clouds and periods of showers, with some storms thrown in along the east coast.  Highs on Monday will be mostly in the upper 80s.

Tuesday will be rainy and mostly cloudy as well, with a passing storm not out of the question.  Tuesday‘s highs will be in the upper 80s.
Wednesday will feature lots of clouds and periods of showers, with greatest coverage along the Gulf coast and in the interior.  Wednesday‘s highs will be near 90 degrees.
We’ll see how any tropical development well to our north could affect South Florida’s weather on Thursday and beyond, but for now, we’ll say Thursday will continue the trend of mostly cloudy skies and periods of showers.  Thursday’s highs will be mostly in the low 90s.
Friday’s forecast (for now) is for a mix of sun, clouds, and showers for the east coast metro area, while clouds and showers continue to dominate the Gulf coast and the interior.  Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s.
While there’s no tropical development right now, computer models continue to indicate that a low is likely to form in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico by late in the workweek.  The National Hurricane Center is giving this potential feature a high chance of developing into a tropical depression.  Because this feature is likely to hover near the Florida panhandle, we’ll watch this scenario closely in the days ahead.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, July 8, 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.