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Sun And Showers For Florida Today; Watching Tropical Developments

Wednesday features good sun, clouds at times, and periods of showers.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents remains along the Palm Beach County coast, and there’s a moderate rip current risk at the beaches of Miami-Dade and Broward.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the upper 80s.

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Thursday will bring more clouds than sun along with some showers and storms to the east coast metro area, but it will be a mostly sunny day along the Gulf coast.  Thursday’s highs will be in the mid-80s.

Friday will feature lots of sun and a few clouds.  The east coast metro area will be breezy in the afternoon.  Friday’s highs will be in the mid-80s.

Saturday will be sunny around South Florida. Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 am on Sunday, so don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before going to sleep on Saturday night.  Saturday’s highs will be in the mid-80s.

Sunday’s forecast calls for sunny skies along the Gulf coast and a mix of sun, a few clouds, and an afternoon shower or two in the east coast metro area.  Highs on Sunday will be in the mid-80s.

In the suddenly active tropics, Lisa was on the verge of becoming a hurricane Wednesday morning.  At 5 am, Lisa was located about 150 miles east of Belize City, Belize.  Maximum sustained winds were 70 miles per hour, and Lisa was moving west at 15 miles per hour.  Lisa is forecast to bring up to 6 inches of rain to portions of Central America and the Yucatan, and flash floods and mudslides are possible.

Elsewhere, the low in the central Atlantic is now Tropical Storm Martin.  At 5 am, Martin’s maximum sustained winds were 65 miles per hour, and the system was moving east-northeast at 15 miles per hour.  Martin is expected to remain in the open Atlantic.



Finally, we’re keeping a close eye on the eastern Caribbean and Greater Antilles, where a broad area of low pressure is expected to form in a couple of days.  This feature has a low chance of becoming a tropical or subtropical depression in the next five days as it moves northward or northwestward.

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.