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Summery Holiday Weekend Here, TD # 2 On the Move

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South Florida will usher in the unofficial start of summer with a summery holiday weekend. After some very early Saturday showers and storms, especially in Broward, look for sun, clouds, some passing showers, and a few mostly inland afternoon storms. Highs will be in the upper 80s.

summery holidaySunday will see a few more showers and afternoon storms, along with periods of sun and highs in the upper 80s.

A few showers and some afternoon storms will be around on Memorial Day, and highs will be in the upper 80s — a pattern we’ll see on Tuesday and Wednesday as well.

The disturbance we’ve been watching became Tropical Depression # 2 Friday afternoon and is forecast to strengthen only slightly to minimal tropical storm strength before reaching the South Carolina coast on Sunday.

summery holidayAt 5 am Saturday, TD # 2 was located near 29.9 North, 77.0 West, and was moving northwest at 14 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 35 miles per hour. This system will bring heavy rains and gusty winds to the Carolina coast later today, with heavy rains and gusty winds creating a messy Memorial Day for the Mid-Atlantic states (along with travel delays).

[vc_message message_box_style=”3d” message_box_color=”turquoise”]By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist,May 28, 2016[/vc_message]
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.