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South Florida Weather in Summertime Heat and Storm Pattern

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Aug 16, 2015 – South Florida will feel like mid August on Sunday, with summertime heat and some mostly inland afternoon storms. Heavy downpours are possible in those areas where the storms move through. Sunday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

We’ll see some early showers on an ocean breeze on Monday and throughout the workweek, followed each day by highs in the low 90s and afternoon storms, especially in the western suburbs.
In the tropics, we’re watching an area of disturbed weather associated with a westward-moving tropical wave that’s a few hundred miles south of the Cape Verde Islands. The National Hurricane Center gives the wave a low chance of developing into a depression over the next five days.

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.