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South Florida will see Storms in the Afternoon

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, July 18, 2015 – South Florida will start Saturday with a tranquil morning but storms will be back in the afternoon. Look for storms to move through the area, bringing periods of heavy rain, lightning, and gusty winds. Highs will be near 90 degrees. A thin layer of Saharan dust will finally work its way in late on Saturday, making Sunday less stormy, but those storms that do develop could be strong.

Sunday’s highs will be in the low 90s. The workweek features afternoon storms, mostly forming along the sea breeze, and highs in the sticky low 90s.
In the tropics, the wave we’ve been watching is now about halfway between the Cape Verde Islands and the Windwards. It’s moving into an area that’s unfavorable to development, and the National Hurricane Center gives it virtually no chance of becoming a depression during the next 5 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.