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Steamy With Maybe a Shower

­­­­­­­­By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, June 18, 2015 – South Florida’s unusually dry June continues on Thursday with steamy conditions but just a chance of an early shower. Look for hot sun, clouds, and highs near 90 degrees. That pattern continues from Friday through Sunday, with 90 degree highs and just a few quick showers in spots. A few isolated afternoon storms are in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday, and highs will creep into the low 90s.

Tropical Depression Bill continues to dump up to 8 inches of rain as it moves northward. At 5 am Monday, Bill was centered about 80 miles southeast of Oklahoma City and was moving north-northeast at 10 miles per hour. With winds of 25 miles per hour, Bill still has a well defined circulation for a tropical system so far inland. Flooding is a serious threat for eastern Oklahoma and Texas, as well as parts of Arkansas and Missouri.

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.