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Still Sticky With Storms Around

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stickySouth Florida is still sticky and hot on Friday, and some afternoon storms will be around as well. Friday features a continuation of our rainy season pattern, with highs in the low 90s and afternoon storms developing along the east coast se breeze. Storms will fire up in the western suburbs of Miami-Dade and Broward and move into the interior, and a few storms will pop up along the Gulf coast as well. Heavy downpours are possible in spots.

More of the same is on tap for Saturday, as highs again reach the low 90s and some storms develop around the area, with most concentrated in the western parts of the Miami-Dade and Broward metro areas and in the interior.

Sunday will bring more widespread afternoon storm coverage and highs in the sticky low 90s.

Afternoon storms will be around the region again on Monday and Tuesday. Look for highs around 90 degrees on Monday and mostly in the upper 80s on Tuesday.

stickyIn the tropics, Tropical Storm Karl is approaching Bermuda, and a tropical storm warning has been issued there. At 5 am Friday, Karl was located near 27.9 North, 64.8 West, and was moving northwest at 15 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 60 miles per hour. The core of Karl will move just south of Bermuda late on Friday and into Saturday, before Karl begins to race to the northeast. Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Lisa is weakening and is expected to become a remnant low this weekend. At 5 am Friday, Lisa was located near 21.8 North, 35.7 West, and was moving northwest at 9 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 40 miles per hour. And a wave just emerging from the African coast has a low chance of developing into a depression over the next 5 days.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Sept. 23, 2016 

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.

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