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Rainy Days Ahead And Keeping An Eye On The Tropics

Rainy days are ahead for South Florida, starting on Thursday.  And we’re watching the tropics as August begins.  Here at home, Thursday features a mix of sun and clouds to start, with periods of showers and storms as tropical moisture from a wave to our southeast streams in.  Highs on Thursday will be near 90 degrees in the east coast metro area and the low 90s elsewhere, but it will feel about 10 degrees hotter.

Friday will be cloudy with showers and storms moving through.  Rainfall totals could be up to 2 inches.  Friday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Saturday will be another cloudy and rainy day, with passing showers and storms.  Saturday’s highs will be mostly in the upper 80s.

Clouds, showers, and storms will linger on Sunday.  Sunday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Some sun returns on Monday, but so will the showers and storms as the day progresses.  Highs on Monday will be mostly in the low 90s.

In the tropics, we’re watching two waves.  The first is already pumping in tropical moisture as it moves into the Bahamas.  While it is not likely to develop into a depression during its closest approach to South Florida, it still has some chance of becoming one as it moves parallel to the southeast U.S. coast late in the weekend.  Elsewhere, we’re keeping a close eye on a wave in the central Atlantic.  This wave has an excellent chance of developing into a depression east of the Lesser Antilles early next week.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, August 1, 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.