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Sticky Start, Stormy Finish

­­­­­­­­By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter Meteorologist, June 9, 2015 – South Florida started Tuesday with a sticky morning, but the day will finish with storms. Look for sun and building clouds Tuesday morning, then afternoon and early evening storms, including dangerous lightning and periods of downpours in some locations. Tuesday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Wednesday will also be unsettled, with a few early showers and storms developing in spots during the afternoon. Wednesday’s highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.

Thursday will be a bit drier as Saharan dust works its way in, but a few showers and maybe an afternoon storm will be around as the skies become hazier and highs will top off in the upper 80s.

Look for mostly morning showers passing by on Friday as a strong ocean breeze develops. Highs on Friday will be in the upper 80s again.

We’ll see a few afternoon storms especially inland over the weekend, as ocean breezes and highs in the upper 80s remain in the forecast.

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.