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Sun And Heat Here; Florence Continues To Drench The Carolina’s

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South Florida will deal with September heat on Saturday, while Tropical Storm Florence continues to cause catastrophic flooding in the Carolinas.
Here at home, Saturday features sun and clouds to start and sea breeze showers and storms in the afternoon, especially in the interior.  A moderate risk of dangerous rip currents remains in place at Miami-Dade and Broward beaches, and a high risk continues further north.  Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.
Sunday will bring sun and clouds in the morning and sea breeze showers and storms in the afternoon, especially well inland.  Sunday’s highs will be in the low 90s.
We’ll see a return to early east coast showers and afternoon showers and storms (especially along the east coast and in the interior) on Monday.  Monday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.
Tuesday will feature more of the same — early showers along the east coast, followed by afternoon sea breeze showers and storms concentrated in western locations.  Tuesday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.
Wednesday we could see rain chances ramp up as leftover moisture from Isaac seeps in from the southwest.  Highs on Wednesday will be near 90 degrees.
Tropical Storm Florence

Tropical Storm Florence is moving into South Carolina and continuing to dump devastating amounts of rain on the region.  At 5 am Saturday, Florence was located near 33.6 North, 79.5 West, about 35 miles west of Myrtle Beach.  Florence was crawling west-southwest at 5 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 50 miles per hour.  The story is the water, not the wind — with some coastal North Carolina locations expected to see 30 to 40 inches of rain in total.

Elsewhere, Isaac has degenerated into an open wave about 260 miles south-southwest of the Dominican Republic. We’ll keep an eye on its remnants for any possible regeneration.
Tropical Storm Helene

In the far Atlantic, Tropical Storm Helene approaches the Azores.  At 5 am Saturday, Helene was located near 37.7 North, 34.8 West, and was zooming north-northeast at 22 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 70 miles per hour.

Tropical Storm Joyce

Finally, Tropical Storm Joyce, with top winds of 50 miles per hour, was located near 31.9 North, 42.2 West at 5 am on Saturday.  It was moving east at 8 miles per hour, far from land.

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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.