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Showers And Storms; Watching Developments In The Gulf Of Mexico


South Florida will see showers and storms on Tuesday as we continue to watch the tropics for development in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico.  Here at home, Tuesday features clouds with periods of showers and storms.  Localized flooding is possible in areas that have already received heavy rain on Monday.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the upper 80s, but the stickiness will make it feel about 10 degrees hotter.

Wednesday will bring some sun to the east coast metro area, while the Gulf and the interior remain mostly cloudy.  Everyone could see periods of showers and storms.  Wednesday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Our forecast for Thursday and Friday will depend on what happens with the system expected to develop well to our north.  Just how far west it is when it does form will determine how much moisture from that system will stream into South Florida.  For now, we’ll say Thursday will be cloudy with periods of showers and storms.  Thursday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Friday should see a mix of sun and clouds with some passing showers and storms.  Friday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Look for a more typical summer day on Saturday, with a mix of sun and clouds and mostly afternoon showers and storms passing through.  Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.

We’re waiting to see what forms in the Gulf of Mexico from a trough now over the southeastern U.S.   The National Hurricane Center gives a low forming from this trough a high chance of developing into a depression or tropical storm during the latter part of the workweek.  We’ll keep a close eye on it to see just where it forms and what its track is likely to be.  Whether this system develops or not, it will bring heavy rain to parts of the northern Gulf coast, including the Florida panhandle

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, July 9, 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.