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Showers And Storms Continue Today; Closely Watching The Tropics

Wednesday features lots of clouds, periods of showers, and some storms at times.  A moderate risk of dangerous rip currents is in place at the Atlantic beaches.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the upper 80s.

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Thursday will bring periods of sun, plenty of clouds, and passing showers throughout the day, and some storms in the afternoon.  Thursday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Friday will feature passing showers and storms with good sun along the Gulf coast and a mix of sun and clouds in the east coast metro area.  Friday’s highs will be near 90 degrees in the east coast metro area and in the upper 80s along the Gulf coast.

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Saturday will see mostly sunny skies alternating with showers and a few storms on a developing sea breeze.  Saturday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

The forecast for the Fourth of July could depend on conditions in the tropics.  But for now, we’ll say that the holiday forecast calls for good sun with periods of showers and storms, mostly in the afternoon.  Highs on Sunday will be in the low 90s.

The tropical Atlantic is too busy for the end of June.  We’re especially watching a wave in the eastern Atlantic that the National Hurricane Center began tracking on Tuesday (identified as 97L).  This wave has a high chance of developing during the next 5 days, when it is expected to be in the western Caribbean.  The computer models are not in agreement with the future track of 97L, but it’s possible that South Florida could see some effects from this system early next week.  The wave that’s approaching the Lesser Antilles (identified as 95L) will bring heavy rain to some of the islands, but it has a low chance of developing during the next several days.

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.