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Still Feeling Cold, Warm-Up Coming


South Florida is still feeling the cold on Thursday, but changes will be in place by the weekend. After a cold start, Thursday features plenty of sun and blue skies. A moderate risk of dangerous rip currents continues at the Atlantic beaches, and the threat of wild fires due to low humidity remains in place along the Gulf coast and in the interior. Highs on Thursday will only make it into the low 70s.

Friday morning lows will be in the mid to upper 50s, and the day will bring good sun and a few clouds. Friday’s highs will be in the mid to upper 70s.

Saturday will be great for St. Patrick’s Day parades and outdoor celebrations, with good sun and a few clouds. Saturday’s highs will be near 80 degrees.

Look for a nice mix of sun and clouds on Sunday. Sunday’s highs will be in the low 80s.

Monday’s forecast includes sun and clouds as the warming trend continues. Highs on Monday will be in the low to mid 80s.

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.