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Showers to Start, Breezy Finish

­­­­­­­­By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter Meteorologist, June 14, 2015 – South Florida starts Sunday with some passing showers, but breezes and heat will dominate the day. Look for plenty of clouds before the sun breaks through, a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents at the beaches, and highs in the upper 80s. Breezes will begin to slacken on Monday, and we’ll see a few showers, sun and clouds, and highs near 90 degrees. Just a few early showers and highs around the 90 degree mark will be in the forecast from Tuesday through Friday, as we get a break from our typical June afternoon storms.

In the tropics, an area of showers and storms is moving over the Yucatan and into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center gives this feature a medium chance of developing into a depression as it moves northwestward towards the Texas or Louisiana coast over the next several days.

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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.