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South Florida is Hot, Wet and Watching the Tropics

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Aug 19, 2015 – South Florida is feeling the summer heat, and early showers and inland storms will be in the mix as well. Wednesday’s highs will be in the low 90s. Some morning showers and afternoon storms will move through on Thursday and Friday, when temperatures will once again reach the low 90s.



Look for humidity, highs in the low to mid 90s, and some afternoon storms this weekend, and a similar pattern will be in place as school starts again on Monday.

In the tropics, Tropical Storm Danny has not become better organized early Wednesday. As of 5 am, Danny was estimated to be near 11.3 North, 40.2 West, and it was moving west at 14 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 50 miles per hour, and strengthening is expected over the next few days. While Danny will encounter dry air before reaching the vicinity of the Leeward Islands early next week, the effects of that air on the system are not certain. We’ll be watching Danny’s progress closely.

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.