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Rain Won’t Go Away

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Oct. 14, 2015 – The rainy season is hanging around South Florida for at least a few more days. After a mostly dry morning (except for early showers moving through the Keys), showers and storms will pop up again on Wednesday afternoon. Highs will be in the sticky upper 80s, bringing a memory of summer in October.

Showers and a few storms will also develop on Thursday, as a weak front approaches. Thursday’s highs will be in the upper 80s. The front moves through on Friday, along with showers on the breeze, and highs will be in the mid to upper 80s. The risk of dangerous rip currents will increase from Friday through the weekend as winds pick up. Passing showers will be in the forecast on a breezy Saturday, and highs will top out mostly in the mid 80s. Sunday will be windy with gusty showers as a stronger front moves through. Sunday’s highs will be in the mid 80s.

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.