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Sun, Clouds Follow Early Showers; Collier County Red Tide Alert

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Sun, clouds, and some showers are in Friday’s forecast for South Florida. After early showers in spots, Friday features a mix of sun and clouds, with afternoon and evening showers and storms, especially in east coast metro areas. Highs on Friday will be in the mid 80s in most locations, with a few places well inland reaching the upper 80s.

The beaches of Collier County could see an outbreak of red tide from Friday night through the weekend. A Beach Hazard Statement is in effect for Collier County. High respiratory irritation from Red Tide is possible at Collier County Beaches.



A few showers will be around early on Saturday, and morning lows will be near 70 degrees. Then the day will bring sun, some clouds, and a few passing showers. Saturday’s highs will be in the mid 80s.

Look for a mix of sun and clouds on Sunday, and some lingering showers will also be in the forecast. Sunday’s highs will be in the mid 80s.

Monday will get the month of May off to a nice start, with good sun and a few clouds on the breeze. Monday’s highs will be in the mid 80s.

Tuesday will be breezy along the east coast, and all of South Florida will see plenty of sun with a few clouds at times. Highs on Tuesday will be in the mid 80s.

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.