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Rain on the Way — Tropical and Otherwise

South Florida will see some rainy days ahead, including some heavy tropical rains from an area of disturbed weather nearing the Yucatan peninsula. On Saturday, we’ll see early humidity and some passing showers, followed by some fairly widespread afternoon storms. Highs will be near 90 degrees.

image3More showers and storms, including heavy rain starting in the evening, will develop on Sunday as we begin to see tropical moisture stream in from that area of disturbed weather. Sunday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Our weather on Monday and Tuesday will be influenced by the disturbance that’s now nearing the Yucatan. As of early Saturday, the National Hurricane Center gives it a high chance of developing into a depression this weekend. In any case, we’ll see stormy weather on Monday and Tuesday, with periods of heavy rain, gusty winds, possible localized flooding, and highs in the mid 80s.

13336013_1035225263199390_1341806546827088240_nShowers and storms will linger into Wednesday as the disturbance moves away from Florida, and highs will be in the upper 80s.

Elsewhere, Bonnie regain tropical storm strength and is headed out to sea. At 5 am Saturday, Bonnie was located near 35.9 North, 68.2 West, and was moving east at 12 miles per hour. Bonnie’s top winds were estimated at 40 miles per hour.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, June 4, 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.