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Storms Continue Today; Harvey Devastates Houston Area

Storms Continue

Storms ContinueSouth Florida will still see some storms continue on Monday as the nation’s attention focuses on the flooding disaster in Houston and surrounding areas in Texas. Here at home, Monday will bring a mix of sun and clouds, but we’ll also see storms move through in the afternoon. Highs on Monday will be in the low 90s.

Our normal summer pattern returns on Tuesday, so look for a few early coastal showers, a mix of sun and clouds, and afternoon storms in spots as the sea breeze moves inland. Tuesday’s highs will be mostly in the low 90s, but some locations could hit the mid 90s.

Wednesday will bring a mix of sun and clouds, along with afternoon storms in spots. Wednesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Thursday features more of the same — a mix of sun and clouds and scattered afternoon storms. Thursday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

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Friday kicks off the month of September with more summerlike weather — a few coastal showers to start, a mix of sun and clouds, and afternoon storms in spots. Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s.

Storms ContinueTropical Storm Harvey remains virtually parked on the Texas coast and continues to drop incredible amounts of rain. At 5 am Monday, Harvey was located near 28.6 North, 96.3 West, and was moving southeast at just 3 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 40 miles per hour. Harvey is forecast to remain near the Houston area before finally moving well inland at a more rapid pace — but not before dumping another 20 inches or more of rain. While the flooding in parts of Houston is already at epic and heartbreaking levels, the full scope of this disaster remains to be seen.

Storms ContinueThe low we’ve been watching is now Potential Tropical Cyclone # 10. At 5 am Monday, it was located near 30.3 North, 81.0 West, and was nearly stationary. Maximum sustained winds were 35 miles per hour. The system is expected to clip the Carolina coast, bringing high surf, gusty winds, and rain during the next few days.

 

Finally, a wave in the eastern Atlantic has a medium chance of developing into a depression during the next 5 days.

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.