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Sun, Clouds And Showers For 1st Day Of Summer; TS Cindy Hits Panhandle

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sun, cloudsSouth Florida will see sun, clouds, and showers on Wednesday, while Tropical Storm Cindy lashes the Florida panhandle. Here at home, Wednesday features a mix of sun and clouds, passing showers on the breeze in spots, and a few afternoon storms. A moderate risk of dangerous rip currents is in place at the Atlantic beaches. Highs on Wednesday will be near 90 degrees as summer officially begins.

Thursday will bring a mix of sun and clouds, a few showers on the breeze, and an afternoon storm or two, especially inland. Thursday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Friday will see good sun, some clouds, and possibly an afternoon storm. Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s.

Saturday will continue the trend, with a nice mix of sun and clouds and a few afternoon storms, especially inland. Saturday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

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More of the same is on tap for Sunday — sun, clouds, and an inland afternoon storm. Highs on Sunday will be in the low 90s.

Tropical Storm Cindy formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday. It is bringing heavy rain and a threat of tornadoes to the northern Gulf coast well in advance of landfall late on Wednesday or early Thursday. At 5 am Wednesday, Cindy was located near 27.3 North, 91.9 West, about 225 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas. Maximum sustained winds were 60 miles per hour, and Cindy was moving northwest at 8 miles per hour. Cindy is a ragged system with much of the severe weather well to the east of the center. Effects from Cindy will be strongest from Louisiana to the Florida panhandle.

Elsewhere in the tropics, Bret has weakened into a remnant and a rainmaker in the Caribbean.

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.