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Summer Ends Hot And Wet; Maria Is On The Move

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summerSouth Florida will be hot with a few showers and storms as summer officially wraps up on Thursday. The day features a mix of sun and clouds, a few passing showers and storms on the ocean breeze, and a high risk of dangerous rip currents at the Atlantic beaches. Highs on Thursday will be in the low 90s.

 

We’ll see more moisture move in on Friday, so autumn will begin with periods of showers and storms, plenty of clouds, and some sun. Friday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Saturday will be on the wet side as well, with passing showers and storms. Saturday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

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Rain will linger on Sunday, but look for clearing skies later in the day as drier air works in. Sunday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Monday will bring a mix of sun and clouds and just the chance of a shower or storm. Highs on Monday will be near 90 degrees.

summerHurricane Maria is on the move on Thursday after causing devastating damage to Puerto Rico. At 5 am, Maria was located near 19.6 North, 68.4 West, and was moving northwest at 9 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 115 miles per hour. Maria is affecting the coast of the Dominican Republic and will pass near the Turks and Caicos later on Thursday.

Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Jose is bringing gusty winds, rain, and rough surf to parts of New England. At 5 am Thursday, Jose was located near 39.8 North, 67.8 West, and was crawling east at 2 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 60 miles per hour. And the remnants of Lee have only a low chance of redeveloping in the central Atlantic.

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.