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Some Showers On The Ocean Breeze

Ocean Breeze

South Florida will see a few showers on the ocean breeze on Tuesday as a very weak tropical wave moves in. Tuesday features a few early coastal showers, followed by a mix of sun and clouds, passing showers in spots, and a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents at the Atlantic beaches. Highs on Tuesday will be near 90 degrees.

Look for some showers on a brisk ocean breeze on Wednesday, along with sun and clouds. Wednesday’s highs will be near 90 degrees again.

More moisture arrives during the day on Thursday as a fairly vigorous tropical wave approaches, bringing increasing shower coverage. Thursday’s highs will be mostly in the upper 80s.

Friday will feature some sun, more clouds, and showers and storms on the breeze. Friday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Tropical moisture will linger on Saturday, so showers and storms are in the forecast. Highs on Saturday will be in the mid to upper 80s.

In the tropics, Tropical Storm Ophelia is moving slowly in the central Atlantic. At 5 am Tuesday, Ophelia was located near 31.9 North, 38.8 West, and was moving southeast at 3 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 50 miles per hour, but Ophelia is forecast to strengthen before winds become hostile. Ophelia is not a threat to land.

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.