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Storms Return on Saturday

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Sept 5, 2015 – Storms will return to South Florida on Saturday afternoon, setting a pattern for the holiday weekend. After some early showers, especially in the Keys, look for building clouds on Saturday, with highs in the sticky low 90s. Storms will develop by mid to late afternoon and last into the early evening, bringing heavy downpours to some areas.

Conditions will be unsettled again on Sunday, so expect plenty of afternoon storms which could last into the evening hours. Sunday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Labor Day won’t be as stormy, but some areas will see mid to late afternoon storms again, after highs top out in the low 90s.

Our pattern begins to change on Tuesday, as stronger sea breezes will shift storm development well inland. Look for a few early showers, some afternoon storms (especially in the western suburbs), and highs mostly in the low 90s from Tuesday through Thursday.

In the tropics, Tropical Storm Fred is hanging on with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour at 5 am on Saturday. Fred was located near 23.2 North, 41.0 West, and is expected to turn northward today. We’ll watch the strong wave that’s now a few hundred miles south of the Cape Verde Islands. It’s becoming better organized and could reach depression strength this weekend as it moves west at 15 to 20 miles per hour.