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Sun And Storms For Florida Today

Monday features sunny skies much of the day with some afternoon storms in spots, especially in the east coast metro area.  Heavy rain is possible, and this could lead to flooding in those areas already saturated from Saturday’s downpours.  A moderate risk of dangerous rip currents is in place at the Atlantic beaches.  Highs on Monday will be near 90 degrees in the east coast metro area and in the upper 80s along the Gulf coast.

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Tuesday will bring plenty of clouds, some sun at times, and lots of showers and storms to the east coast metro area.  The Gulf coast will see a mix of sun and clouds with mostly afternoon showers and storms.  Heavy rain and localized flooding are possible, especially in the east coast metro area  Tuesday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Wednesday will feature a mix of sun and clouds with periods of showers and storms, especially in the afternoon.  Heavy rain is possible in spots.  Wednesday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Thursday will see mostly sunny skies with periods of showers and storms, mostly in the afternoon.  Thursday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Friday’s forecast calls for good sun and a few clouds, with periods of showers and storms.  Highs on Friday will be in the upper 80s again.

In the tropics, Bermuda is feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Alex.  At 5 am, Alex was located near 33.5 North, 66.7 West, about 140 miles northwest of Bermuda.  Winds extend out far enough for tropical storm force gusts to have already reached Bermuda, and a tropical storm warning is in effect there.  Maximum sustained winds in Alex were 65 miles per hour, and the system was moving east-northeast at 28 miles per hour.  Alex is starting to weaken and is expected to become an extratropical low later on Monday.

Elsewhere, it’s quiet in the tropical Atlantic.

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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