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Sun, Showers And Storms For Florida Today; Tracking The Tropics

Saturday features good sun alternating with some showers and storms, especially in the afternoon.  Highs on Saturday will be in the upper 80s right at the coasts and the low 90s elsewhere.

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Sunday will bring mostly sunny skies to start, followed by periods of showers and storms — in the mid to late afternoon in the east coast metro area and starting in the late morning along the Gulf coast.  Sunday’s highs will be in the upper 80s right at the coasts and in the low 90s elsewhere.

Monday will feature good sun and a few clouds in the morning, with lots of showers and some storms developing during the mid to late afternoon.  Monday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

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Tuesday will see good sun alternating with periods of showers and storms.  Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Wednesday’s forecast calls for a mix of sun, showers, and some storms in spots.  Highs on Wednesday will be near 90 degrees.

In the tropics, the low well east of the Mid-Atlantic coast is now Tropical Storm Odette.  At 5 am, Odette was located near 38.0 North, 69.3 West, about 545 miles southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Maximum sustained winds were 45 miles per hour, and Odette was moving northeast at 15 miles per hour.  Odette will transition to a post-tropical low late on Saturday.  This system will bring heavy swells to coastal areas of the Northeast U.S. and Canada, as well as strong winds to Newfoundland.

Elsewhere, the wave in the central Atlantic is better organized and has a high chance of becoming a depression in the next day or two.  Finally, the wave in the eastern Atlantic has a low chance of developing during the next five 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.