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Sun, Showers For Florida, Ida Batters Louisiana, Tropics Get Busy

Sunday features some sun, clouds at times, and periods of showers and storms during the afternoon.  A moderate risk of dangerous rip currents is in place at South Florida beaches.  Highs on Sunday will be in the humid low 90s.

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Monday will bring mostly sunny skies with passing showers and storms — in the mid to late afternoon along the Gulf coast and throughout the day in the east coast metro area.  Monday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Tuesday will feature good sun in the morning and periods of showers and storms during the mid to late afternoon.  Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 90s in the east coast metro area and near 90 degrees along the Gulf coast.

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Wednesday will be another day of mostly sunny skies and some afternoon showers and storms.  Wednesday’s highs will be in the low 90s in the east coast metro area and near 90 degrees along the Gulf coast.

Thursday’s forecast calls for good sun with periods of showers and a few storms.  Highs on Thursday will be in the low 90s in the east coast metro area and near 90 degrees along the Gulf coast.

[Track Hurricane Ida on The Weather Channel]

Hurricane Ida has intensified into a powerful category 4 hurricane.  At 5 am, Ida was located near 28.0 North, 89.1 West, about 145 miles southeast of Houma, Louisiana.  Maximum sustained winds were 140 miles per hour, and Ida was moving northwest at 15 miles per hour.  A hurricane warning is in effect from Intracoastal City, Louisiana to the Pearl River (including the New Orleans area), and there are tropical storm warnings from Intracoastal City to Cameron, Louisiana and from the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama border.  The outer bands of Ida began affecting portions of the Louisiana coast Sunday morning, with landfall expected during the afternoon.  With as much as 12 to 16 feet of life-threatening storm surge in portions of coastal Louisiana and up to 20 inches of rain, Ida has the potential to cause catastrophic damage.  This comes on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the region in 2005.

Tropical Depression # 10 is having a hard time with upper level winds but may still become a tropical storm.  At 5 am, TD # 10 was located near 17.3 North, 49.8 West, about 700 miles east of the Leeward Islands.  Maximum sustained winds were 35 miles per hour, and TD # 10 was moving north at 10 miles per hour.

Tropical Depression # 11 has formed from the low in the central Atlantic.  At 5 am Sunday, TD # 11 was located near 34.0 North, 48.6 West, about 1235 miles west of the Azores.  Maximum sustained winds were 35 miles per hour, but TD # 11 is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm as it accelerates into open waters.  Early on Sunday, TD # 11 was moving northeast at 15 miles per hour.

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.