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Summerlike Sunday With An Eye On The Tropics

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Nov. 8, 2015 – South Florida’s weather will be summerlike on Sunday, and the week ahead features more unseasonably warm temperatures. A few passing showers are in Sunday’s forecast, along with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Monday will feature some passing showers and highs in the mid to upper 80s. The shower chance decreases for Tuesday and Wednesday, and afternoon temperatures will mostly reach the mid 80s, with some readings in the upper 80s. A few more showers will move in on Thursday in advance of a weak front, and highs will be in the mid to upper 80s. Just a few stray showers will wander through on Friday, and highs will top out in the mid 80s.

two_atl_5d0In the tropics, we’re watching a broad area of low pressure near the Dominican Republic which is bringing heavy rains to surrounding areas. The low will track into the southeastern Bahamas over the next day or so and then move more to the north-northwest. This feature has a medium chance of becoming a depression over the next 5 days, but it poses no threat to South Florida.

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.