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Sun And Haze For Florida Today

Thursday features a dry and sunny start, but look for hazy skies as Saharan dust hangs over South Florida.  A moderate risk of dangerous rip currents is in place at the Atlantic beaches.  Highs on Thursday will be near 90 degrees right at the Atlantic coast and in the low 90s everywhere else.

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Friday will bring plenty of sun in the morning, but showers and storms will move in as the Saharan dust moves out.  Look for a gusty breeze around South Florida.  Friday’s highs will be in the upper 80s along the Atlantic coast and in the low 90s elsewhere.

Saturday will feature good sun and some clouds alternating with periods of showers and storms.  The Gulf coast will see greater coverage of showers and storms, but the Atlantic coast will see a gusty ocean breeze.  Saturday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Sunday will be sunny with a few storms in spots during the afternoon.  Look for breezy conditions in the east coast metro area.  Sunday’s highs will be near 90 degrees in the east coast metro area and in the low 90s along the Gulf coast.

Monday’s forecast calls for plenty of sun alternating with passing showers and storms in spots.  Highs on Monday will be in the low 90s.

The tropical Atlantic is quiet right now.

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.

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