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Showers, Storms Here, Hermine Lashes Northeast

showers, stormsShowers, storms will move through South Florida again on Tuesday, thanks to moisture from Post Tropical Cyclone Hermine, which is skirting the northeast U.S. coast. Our Tuesday begins with some overnight showers, and we’ll see periods of rain around South Florida throughout the day, and highs will be in the upper 80s. Thanks to Hermine, we’ll see a high risk of dangerous rip currents at the Atlantic beaches on Tuesday and Wednesday.

showers, stormsWednesday will bring some passing showers and storms, and highs will be in the upper 80s.

More tropical moisture is in the forecast for Thursday and Friday, with a tropical wave passing well to our south. Look for passing storms, breezy conditions, and highs in the upper 80s on both days.

Saturday will see some afternoon storms, especially inland, and highs near 90 degrees.

showers, stormsHermine is slowly nearing Long Island and southern New England, but its center is forecast to remain offshore. At 5 am Tuesday, Hermine was located near 39.6 North, 71.3 West, about 105 miles south of the eastern tip of Long Island. Tropical storm force winds and very rough seas will continue at Long Island Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island, and coastal Connecticut, Rhode Island, and southern Massachusetts. Storm surge of up to 2 feet is possible in some locations on Long Island, and all of the east coast will continue to see dangerous rip currents until Hermine finally moves out on Thursday.

two_atl_5d0That wave we’ve been watching is now in the Caribbean, and it will push some moisture into our area late in the week as it moves toward Central America. The National Hurricane Center gives this wave a low chance of developing into a depression over the next 5 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.


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