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Storms in South Florida; TD # 2 Forms in Central Atlantic

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two_atl_0d0EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, July 21, 2014 – Our second tropical depression of the season has formed in the central Atlantic.  At 5 pm Monday, Tropical Depression # 2 was located near 11.6 North, 43.8 West, about 1200 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.  TD # 2 has maximum winds of 35 miles per hour, and it is moving west at 16 miles per hour.  The depression will struggle against dry air and hostile wind shear within a day or so.  The National Hurricane Center forecasts it to dissipate as it approaches the islands on Thursday.

South Florida’s stormy Monday afternoon is giving way to a few scattered evening storms, but the rain will be widespread again on Tuesday.  Showers and storms are likely anytime on Tuesday, with heavy downpours possible again.  Tuesday’s highs will be mostly in the upper 80s.  Storms will be around on Wednesday, but we’ll transition into a more typical summertime pattern of hot sun, highs in the low 90s, and scattered, mostly inland storms on Thursday and into the weekend. 

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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.