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Summer Heat, Inland Storms

Summer Heat
South Florida will feel the summer heat on Monday, but the summer storms will mostly stay well inland, away from the metro areas.  The day features sun and clouds, with storms and showers developing in the interior during the afternoon and early evening.  A moderate risk of rip currents is in place at the Atlantic beaches.  Highs on Monday will be in the low 90s.
Tuesday will bring more moisture into the mix, so we’ll see afternoon showers and storms again in the metro areas, especially along the east coast.  Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.
Wednesday will see sun, clouds, and passing showers and storms, as a bit of leftover moisture from what’s left of Beryl passes to our east.  Wednesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.
Thursday’s forecast includes sun, clouds, and periods of showers and storms.  Thursday’s highs will be in the low 90s.
Look for some showers and storms alternating with sun and clouds on Friday.  Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s.
In the tropics, the remnants of Beryl are now in the eastern Caribbean, where they will bring heavy rain and gusty winds to the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Hispaniola over the next day or so.  Steering currents will push what’s left of Beryl over the central Bahamas and into the Atlantic — and some redevelopment remains a possibility, so we’ll watch it.
Tropical Storm Chris is drifting and slowly strengthening.  At 5 am Monday, Chris was located near 32.4 North, 74.6 West, and was inching south at 1 mile per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 60 miles per hour.  Chris is forecast to reach hurricane strength within 24 hours.  Chris could make landfall in Newfoundland, but its major impact on the U.S. east coast will be rough surf and dangerous rip currents for the next several 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.