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Summer Showers And Sun For Florida; Still Watching The Tropics

Friday features good sun in the morning with a few quick showers and maybe a stray storm developing in the afternoon.  Highs on Friday will be in the sticky low 90s.

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Saturday will bring a mix of sun and clouds in the morning.  Showers and storms will pop up in the late morning along the Gulf coast and the mid-afternoon in the afternoon.  Saturday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Sunday will start with partly sunny skies.  Then plenty of showers and a few storms will develop in the afternoon hours.  Sunday’s highs will be in the low to mid-90s.

Monday will feature widespread showers and storms, along with periods of sun and clouds.  Monday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Tuesday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies alternating with showers and storms.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the low 90s again.

Laura is losing its tropical characteristics as it continues to bring heavy rain to the Mississippi River Valley.  At 5 am Friday, Tropical Depression Laura was centered about 95 miles west-northwest of Memphis, Tennessee.  Maximum sustained winds were 30 miles per hour.

Elsewhere in the tropics, a wave in the eastern Atlantic has a low chance of developing into a depression in the next few days but could encounter more favorable conditions in the central Atlantic next week.  And there’s a wave in the central Atlantic that has a low chance of developing as it moves in the direction of the Lesser Antilles.  We’ll watch them both.

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.