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Some Showers and Storms for South Florida

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Sept. 14, 2015 – South Florida will see some daytime showers and late storms on Monday. Early showers on the ocean breeze will give way to highs in the low 90s, a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents, just a few scattered afternoon storms, and an increasing storm chance Monday evening and overnight into Tuesday. Some of those storms could be strong and will feature periods of heavy rain and dangerous lightning.

Tuesday’s highs will top out in the upper 80s as storms linger, and the risk of rip currents will continue. Showers and a few lingering storms will be in the forecast for Wednesday, along with highs in the upper 80s. Thursday and Friday will bring some early showers, highs near 90 degrees, and a few stray afternoon storms mostly in the western suburbs.

In the tropics, the wave that’s now several hundred miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands has a high chance of becoming a depression as it moves northwestward over the next few days. An area of disturbed weather in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico and the low we’ve been watching in the central Atlantic both have low chances of developing.

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.