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September Ends With Sun, Clouds And Showers

South Florida will see showers and hot sun to end the month of September on Sunday.  The day features sun and clouds with some early east coast showers on an ocean breeze.  Then showers and some storms shift to the interior and west coast in the afternoon.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents remains in place at the Atlantic beaches.  Highs on Sunday will be in the upper 80s at the east coast and the low 90s elsewhere.
Monday will begin the month of October with some east coast showers to start, sun and clouds, and the chance of an afternoon shower in spots.  Monday’s highs will be in the upper 80s along the Atlantic coast and the low 90s elsewhere.
More moisture arrives on Tuesday, so look for more widespread showers and a few storms.  Tuesday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.
Wednesday will feature sun, clouds, and passing showers with a few storms in spots.  Wednesday’s highs will be mostly in the upper 80s.
Thursday’s forecast calls for some sun, clouds, and periods of showers and storms.  Highs on Thursday will be near 90 degrees.

In the tropics, Leslie has transitioned to a tropical storm but is going nowhere fast.  At 5 am Sunday, Leslie was located near 33.8 North, 52.5 West, and was moving west-southwest at 5 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 50 miles per hour.  Leslie is expected to wander around the open Atlantic for the next few days before finally accelerating northward.

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.