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Storms and Humidity Today

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Sept. 12, 2015 – South Florida will have plenty of passing storms and high humidity this weekend. After a few early showers on Saturday, look for building clouds, developing afternoon storms, and highs in the muggy low 90s. Some of those storms could be strong, especially in northern Broward, and periods of heavy downpours are possible throughout South Florida. Sunday will be wet and muggy again, with periods of storminess, heavy rain in spots, and highs in the sticky low 90s. We’ll see ocean breezes kick in on Monday, and our weather through Wednesday will feature quick morning showers, highs mostly in the upper 80s, and just the chance of an afternoon storm in western parts of the metro area.

In the tropics, with Henri gone, we’re watching a wave that’s now south of the Cape Verde Islands. It’s moving west at about 15 miles per hour and has a medium chance of developing into a depression during the next 5 days. Disorganized showers and storms near Puerto Rico and a low in the central Atlantic each have low chances of developing.

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.