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Sizzling Temps Today


sizzlingApril is off to a sizzling start in South Florida as summerlike weather settles in on Saturday and over the next several days. After some patchy fog in spots on Saturday morning, the day features some sun, along with clouds and passing showers blowing in from the west. A few afternoon storms could develop, especially inland. Highs on Saturday will be in the upper 80s, but it will feel several degrees warmer.

Sunday will bring a mix of sun, clouds, and showers on the breeze. The risk of dangerous rip currents will increase at the Atlantic beaches on Sunday into the middle of the week. Sunday’s highs will be in the mid 80s but feeling hotter.

Monday will feature breezy conditions and a mix of sun, clouds, and isolated showers. Monday’s highs will be mostly in the mid 80s.

Look for more clouds, some sun, and a few showers on Tuesday. Highs on Tuesday will be in the upper 80s.

Hot is the word for our Wednesday weather, with highs topping out near the 90 degree mark. Wednesday will also bring some showers along with a mix of sun and clouds.

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.