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Sun and Showers Monday

Monday features good sun, some clouds at times, and passing showers, especially in the afternoon.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents and tidal flooding are expected at the Atlantic coast at least through mid-morning on Monday.  Highs on Monday will be mostly in the upper 80s.

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Tuesday will be mostly sunny with just the chance of a shower.  Tuesday’s highs will be in the mid 80s.

Look for good sun with a few clouds and showers on Wednesday.  Wednesday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Thursday will feature a mix of sun and clouds with afternoon showers and storms, especially in the east coast metro area.  Thursday’s highs will be in the mid 80s.

Friday’s forecast includes a mix of sun and clouds with more widespread showers and storms.  Highs on Friday will be in the mid 80s.

We’re still watching Tropical Storm Melissa as it accelerates away from the North American coast.  At 5 am Monday, Melissa was located near 40.7 North, 54.0 West, and was moving east-northeast at 20 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 40 miles per hour.  Melissa is forecast to dissipate in a day or so, leading to a gradual weakening of the swells and coastal flooding it has been generating from Florida northward to the Maritime Provinces of Canada.

Elsewhere, we’re watching a low off the Central American coast which has a low chance of developing but will bring heavy rains to the region.  Also, the wave just off the African coast has a high chance of developing into a depression, and this feature will bring windy conditions and heavy rain to the Cape Verde Islands late Monday into Tuesday.  After that, this system will encounter hostile conditions that will limit further development.  Finally, a wave in the central Atlantic has a low chance of developing into a depression before it reaches the Windward Islands (and hostile conditions) in a few days.


By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Oct. 14, 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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