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Sun And Showers Continue; Tracking Barry And The Tropics


South Florida will see a summer day of hot sun and passing showers, while Tropical Storm Barry is on the move in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico.  Here at home, Friday features a mix of hot sun and some clouds, with showers and a few storms in the afternoon.  Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s, but sticky conditions will make it feel about 10 degrees hotter.

Saturday will bring good sun, some clouds, and mostly Gulf coast showers and storms in the afternoon.  Saturday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

The Gulf coast and interior will deal with periods of showers and storms on Sunday, while the east coast metro area will see a mix of sun and clouds with a few passing showers.  Sunday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Look for more widespread showers and storms on Monday, with the Gulf coast and interior again seeing the most activity.  Monday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Tuesday will feature good sun, some clouds, and passing showers and storms.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the low 90s.

Tropical Storm Barry is expected to strengthen to a hurricane before making landfall on Saturday, but the northern Gulf coast will deal with heavy rain, gusty winds, and storm surge on Friday.  Barry will bring extremely heavy rainfall to Louisiana and then work its way northward in the Mississippi River valley, dumping up to 15 inches of rain through the early portions of next week.

We’re also tracking a disorganized tropical wave that is located several hundred
miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, July 12, 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.


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