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Summer Sun And Showers For Florida Today

Thursday features lots of hot sun with some afternoon showers and storms, mostly along the Gulf Coast and in the interior.  A moderate risk of dangerous rip currents is in place along the Palm Beach County coast.  Highs on Thursday will be in the humid low 90s.

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Friday will bring good sun, a few clouds at times, and the chance of a few afternoon showers with maybe a storm in spots.  Friday’s highs will be in the upper 80s near the Atlantic coast and the low 90s elsewhere.

Saturday will feature sunny skies and the typical mid to late afternoon showers and storms.  Saturday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

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Sunday will see lots of sun, a few clouds at times, and some afternoon showers and storms.  Sunday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Monday’s forecast calls for good sun, clouds at times, and some showers and storms.  Highs on Monday will be near 90 degrees in the east coast metro area and in the low 90s along the Gulf coast.

Hurricane Grace was moving just south of Cozumel early Thursday as it approached the Yucatan.  At 5 am, Grace was located near 20.0 North, 87.2 West, about 25 miles southeast of Tulum.  Maximum sustained winds were 80 miles per hour, and Grace was moving west at 17 miles per hour.  Grace is expected to weaken over the Yucatan on Thursday but regain hurricane strength over the Bay of Campeche before final landfall along the Mexican coast on Friday.

Tropical Storm Henri is expected to become a hurricane, and the Northeast will need to watch it closely.  At 5 am Thursday, Henri was located near 29.5 North, 69.5 West, about 810 miles south of Nantucket, Massachusetts.  Maximum sustained winds were 70 miles per hour, and Henri was moving west at 9 miles per hour.  Most of coastal New England is in the 4-to-5-day “cone” as Henri is expected to make its closest approach late Sunday through Monday.

Finally, the remnants of Fred are still bringing flooding rain and gusty winds to the mid-Atlantic states.  At 5 am Thursday, what was left of Fred was centered about 125 miles west-southwest of Albany, New York.  Maximum sustained winds were 25 miles per hour, and the system was moving east-northeast at 17 miles per hour.  Flash flood watches are posted for parts of New York and central New England.

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.