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Rain in South Florida, Stormy in the Caribbean


South Florida will be stormy and sticky on Tuesday as tropical moisture from that developing system in the Caribbean flows into our area.

Look for periods of showers and storms with heavy downpours at times, strong breezes, a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents at the Atlantic beaches (that will last into Wednesday), and highs near 90 degrees.

CaribbeanShowers and storms will linger on Wednesday as highs approach the 90 degree mark.

We’ll see just the chance of a shower or stray storm on Thursday as drier air moves in, and Friday will see even lower rain chances and hazy skies. Highs both days will be in the low 90s but feel hotter.

Look for a few early showers and isolated afternoon storms on Saturday, as highs reach the sweltering low 90s.

CaribbeanIn the tropics, the disturbance in the Caribbean is likely to become a depression or tropical storm over the next day or so. Rains and gusty winds from the system will affect Jamaica on Tuesday, and the system should reach Belize or the Yucatan on Thursday.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Aug. 2, 2016

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.


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