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Rainy and Gusty Wednesday

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Sept. 16, 2015 – South Florida will be rainy with gusty winds on Wednesday as tropical moisture associated with a wave lingers.  Expect periods of showers and storms throughout the day, with heavy downpours at times, highs in the upper 80s, and a high risk of dangerous rip currents.

Thursday will be rainy and cloudy as well, with some heavy downpours and gusty winds associated with passing storms.  Thursday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.  The sun will return at times on Friday, but showers and storms will also be around, and highs will be near 90 degrees.  With the likelihood of a weak low developing in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico, our rain chances in South Florida are likely to remain high over the weekend.  Right now, early showers and fairly widespread afternoon storms are in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday, along with highs near 90 degrees.


In the tropics, the wave in the central Atlantic looks better organized and has a high chance of becoming a depression before it moves into a more hostile environment in a couple of days.  And the wave that’s now about 400 miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands has a high chance of developing over the next 5 days as it moves westward.

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.