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Heavy Rains For Florida Wednesday; Tracking The Tropics

Wednesday features some sun at times but plenty of showers and storms.  The east coast metro area will see passing storms in the morning and early afternoon, with showers dominating the late afternoon and evening.  The Gulf coast will see early showers, followed by storms in the mid-afternoon through the evening.  Heavy rain and localized flooding are possible.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents remains along the Palm Beach County coast, and there’s a moderate rip current risk at the beaches of Broward and Miami-Dade.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the upper 80s right at the coasts and near 90 degrees elsewhere in South Florida.

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Thursday will bring lots of clouds and showers with the chance of a storm in spots.  Localized flooding is possible.  Thursday’s highs will be near 90 degrees in the east coast metro area and in the upper 80s along the Gulf coast.

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

Saturday will start with good sun, a few clouds, and a passing storm in spots.  Showers will move through in the afternoon.  Saturday’s highs will be in the low 90s in the east coast metro area and near 90 degrees along the Gulf coast.

Sunday’s forecast calls for a mostly sunny morning.  Look for periods of showers and storms in the afternoon.  Highs on Sunday will be near 90 degrees.

In the tropics, the wave in the central Atlantic is forecast to move through the Leeward Islands in a few days and then continue to the west-northwest.  The National Hurricane Center gives this wave a medium chance of becoming a depression in the next five days.  We’ll keep a close eye on it.

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.

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