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Storms Return to South Florida


­­­­­­­­By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, July 14, 2015 – South Florida will see storms move through on Tuesday, and the rainy weather will last a few days.  After some early showers and storms on Tuesday, look for some sun, clouds, highs in the sweltering low to mid 90s, and slow-moving storms developing in the afternoon and lasting into the early evening.  Localized flooding is possible with prolonged periods of heavy downpours.

Wednesday will be wet as well, with some early showers and afternoon storms.  Again, flooding is possible in some areas.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the low to mid 90s.

Temperatures will top out in the low 90s on Thursday, and storms will develop again, especially in the afternoon.

Faith Based Events

We’ll transition into a more typical summer pattern of mostly afternoon storms on Friday, and highs will once again reach the low 90s.

Tropical Storm Claudette formed Monday afternoon and poses no threat to the U.S. coast.  As of 5 am Tuesday, Claudette was located near 40.1 North, 63.3 West, with top winds estimated at 45 miles per hour.  It was moving northeast at 20 miles per hour.  Claudette should lose its tropical characteristics later today as it enters cooler waters.

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.