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Summer Showers and Storms, Watching Developments the Northern Gulf

South Florida will see summer showers and storms on Wednesday, while we watch the northern Gulf of Mexico for what could be our next depression or tropical storm.  Here in South Florida, Wednesday features a mix of sun and clouds, with passing showers along the Gulf coast and periods of showers and storms elsewhere.  Highs on Wednesday will be mostly in the upper 80s.

Thursday will bring some sun and more showers and some storms to the Gulf coast, while the east coast metro area will see a mix of sun, clouds, and showers.  Thursday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Clouds and showers will be the story along the Gulf coast on Friday (thanks to tropical moisture from whatever develops well to the north), while the east coast metro area will get another summer day of sun, clouds, and showers.  Friday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

A typical summer weather pattern returns to all of South Florida on Saturday, with good sun, some clouds at times, and periods of showers (with the chance of an afternoon storm).  Saturday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Look for higher rain chances along the Gulf coast on Sunday, while the east coast sees sun, clouds, and passing showers.  Highs on Sunday will be in the low 90s.

In the tropics, that area of disturbed weather associated with a trough is entering the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida panhandle.  It’s likely to develop into a depression or tropical storm within a day or so.  Computer models continue to indicate that it will track well to our north and make landfall along the northern Gulf coast — anywhere from the western portion of the panhandle to the Houston area — possibly over the weekend.  We’ll watch it closely.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, July 10, 2019

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.