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Summery Ocean Breeze, Watching the Tropics

  Wednesday features a mix of sun and clouds with some mid-day showers on a strong ocean breeze in the east coast metro area.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents remains in place at the Atlantic beaches on Wednesday through Friday.  The Gulf coast will see some afternoon showers and storms on a mostly sunny Wednesday.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the upper 80s along the east coast and the low 90s elsewhere.

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Thursday will bring additional showers and storms, especially along the breezy east coast.  Thursday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Friday will be mostly cloudy with gusty showers and storms along the east coast as a tropical wave approaches.  Look for some sun and periods of showers and maybe a few storms elsewhere.  Friday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Saturday will feature plenty of clouds and periods of showers and storms.  Saturday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Sunday’s forecast includes some sun, more clouds, and passing showers and storms.  Highs on Sunday will be mostly in the low 90s.

In the tropics, we’re watching a wave near the southeastern Bahamas that will pass over South Florida in a few days.  This wave has a medium chance of developing into a depression after it reaches a more favorable environment over the Straits of Florida and the southern Gulf of Mexico.  Whether it develops or not, we can expect gusty showers and storms for much of the weekend.

Elsewhere in the tropics, the wave in the central Atlantic has a low chance of developing into a depression as it slowly moves west.  A third wave, now south of the Cape Verde Islands, has a low chance of developing during the next 5 days as it also moves westward.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Sept. 11, 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.