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September Ends On A Very Wet Note; Tropics Are Busy


SeptemberSouth Florida will see rain again as September wraps up on Saturday. After some early showers, especially in the Keys, we’ll see a day of clouds and passing showers and storms. Some areas could see street flooding with periods of heavy downpours. Highs on Saturday will be in the upper 80s.


Some showers and storms will move through overnight, and Sunday will be yet another day on the wet side, with passing showers and storms. Sunday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Monday will bring clouds, showers, and storms on a building breeze. Highs on Monday will be in the upper 80s.

Tuesday will see some sun, more clouds, and showers and storms on a gusty breeze. Tuesday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Wednesday will be windy, with a mix of sun and clouds and periods of showers and storms. Highs on Wednesday will be in the upper 80s.

The tropics are busy as September ends. The area of disturbed weather that is bringing us all the rain is now over central Florida, and it has a low chance of developing into a depression. A wave near Puerto Rico has a low chance of developing during the next 5 days, but it is bringing heavy rain to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, where a flash flood warning is in effect for areas still trying to recover from Maria and Irma. As for now Tropical Storm Maria, at 5 am Saturday, it was located near 39.6 North, 50.5 West, and was racing east-northeast at 32 miles per hour. Maria’s maximum sustained winds were 60 miles per hour. Finally, Lee is now a post-tropical cyclone zooming northeast at 51 miles per hour into much colder waters.

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.