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Spotty Storms Saturday


South Florida may see a storm in spots on Saturday, but Saharan dust and drier air is on the way.   The day starts with sun and clouds, and some showers and storms will develop along the sea breezes.  While most of the activity should be well inland of the metro areas, any storms that do develop will move slowly — so heavy rain is possible.  Highs on Saturday will be near 90 degrees.

The dust will filter in late on Saturday, and Sunday will bring hot and hazy sun with a few clouds and just the chance of a stray storm.  Sunday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

The Saharan will linger on Monday, so look for another hazy and hot day with a low chance of showers and storms.  Monday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Moisture returns on Tuesday, so we’ll see sun and clouds followed by afternoon showers and storms.  Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

The Fourth of July will feature sun and clouds during the first part of the day, with afternoon showers and storms forming along the sea breeze.  The evening should be fine for watching fireworks displays.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the low 90s.

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.