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So Nice It’s Scary

South Florida’s weather on Halloween is so nice that it’s scary.  Wednesday features a mix of sun and clouds on the breeze during the day, and the evening will be dry and pleasant for ghouls, ghosts, and the rest of us.  But beachgoers will need to watch out for dangerous rip currents along the Atlantic coast.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the mid 80s — and trick-or-treating temperatures will be in the upper 70s in the early evening.
A few overnight showers are in the forecast, and Thursday will bring sun, clouds, and a few showers in spots.  Thursday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.
Look for sun, clouds, and passing showers on Friday.  Friday’s highs will be in the mid 80s.
We’ll feel the influence of a front to our north on Saturday, so watch out for periods of showers and plenty of clouds.  Saturday’s highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.
Standard time begins in the wee hours of Sunday, so set your clock back one hour on Saturday night — and enjoy the extra sleep.  Sunday will feature some sun, more clouds, and periods of showers.  Highs on Sunday will be in the mid 80s.
In the tropics, Hurricane Oscar is losing its tropical characteristics as it accelerates to the northeast.  At 5 am Wednesday, Oscar was located near 34.1 North, 53.6 West, and was zipping northeast at 22 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 75 miles per hour.  Oscar will push high surf onto Bermuda but remain in the open ocean.
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.