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Sun and Showers For Florida While Henri Threatens The Northeast

Saturday features lots of steamy sun with a few showers and storms moving through during the mid to late afternoon.  A moderate risk of dangerous rip currents remains along the Palm Beach County coast.  Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s — but it will feel about 10 degrees hotter.

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Sunday will bring mostly sunny skies alternating with passing showers and storms.  Sunday’s highs will be in the sticky low 90s.

Monday will feature plenty of sun along the Gulf coast and a mix of sun and clouds in the east coast metro area.  Look for periods of showers and storms, especially in the afternoon.  Monday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

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Tuesday will see a mix of sun and clouds with showers and storms developing in the mid to late afternoon.  Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

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

Henri is expected to reach hurricane strength on Saturday as it moves toward the Northeast U.S. coast.   At 5 am, Tropical Storm Henri was located near 33.1 North, 73.2 West, about 555 miles south of Montauk Point, New York.  Maximum sustained winds were 70 miles per hour, and Henri was moving north-northeast at 12 miles per hour.  Hurricane warnings are in effect for most of Long Island and from New Haven, Connecticut to Watch Hill, Rhode Island.  There are storm surge watches and warnings and a hurricane watch for the surrounding region.  Long Island and the southern New England coast, can expect damaging winds, dangerous storm surge, and very heavy rain from Henri, beginning in the early morning hours of Sunday.

Hurricane Grace made landfall near Tulum, Mexico very early Saturday morning as a category 3 hurricane.  At 5 am, Grace was located near 20.5 North, 97.8 West, about 45 miles southwest of Tuxpan.  Maximum sustained winds had decreased to 110 miles per hour, and Grace was moving west at 14 miles per hour.  Grace will continue to bring damaging winds and flooding rain to interior portions of Mexico.

Elsewhere, the wave in the eastern Atlantic has a low chance of developing into a depression during the next 5 days.

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.