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Steamy, Stormy Friday

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Sept 4, 2015 – South Florida will be steamy hot and stormy on Friday. After a muggy start, look for highs in the low to mid 90s and widespread storms from mid-afternoon into the evening. Some heavy downpours are possible.

The Labor Day Weekend will be on the wet side, with early rain, clouds and afternoon storms on Saturday, along with highs near 90 degrees. Afternoon storms are in the forecast for Sunday, and some of those storms could be strong, with heavy downpours, dangerous lightning, and gusty winds. Sunday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Labor Day features afternoon storms and highs in the low 90s. Tuesday will begin a transition to drier weather, with a few passing showers, mostly inland storms, and highs in the low 90s.

two_atl_0d0In the tropics, Tropical Storm Fred continues to defy the odds and the forecasters. At 5 am Friday, Fred was located near 22.1 North, 32.2 West, with top winds of 40 miles per hour. While Fred should devolve into a remnant low as it moves westward, models suggest it could regain depression status by Tuesday.

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And the wave just off the African coast has a medium potential of becoming a depression during the next couple of days as it moves westward. We’ll keep an eye on it.