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Sun, Clouds, Storms For Florida Today, The Tropics Are Active

Sunday features partly sunny skies alternating with showers and storms, especially in the afternoon.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents remains at the Atlantic beaches.  Highs on Sunday will be in the upper 80s in the east coast metro area and the low 90s along the Gulf coast.

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Monday will bring some early sun with showers and storms developing in the afternoon.  Monday’s highs will be mostly in the low 90s, with the upper 80s right at the Atlantic coast.

Tuesday will feature good sun to start with a few showers and maybe an isolated storm popping up in the mid to late afternoon.  Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Look for mostly sunny skies on Wednesday.  A few showers and storms will move in during the afternoon.  Wednesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Thursday’s forecast includes good sun to start with more widespread showers and storms in the afternoon.  Highs on Thursday will be in the low 90s.

In the tropics, Tropical Storm Hanna is centered over northern Mexico early on Sunday.  At 5 am, Hanna was located near 26.3 North, 98.9 West, about 65 miles from Monterrey, Mexico.  Hanna was moving west-southwest at 9 miles per hour and had maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour.  The main threat from Hanna is flooding rains, with projected rainfall of 6 to 12 inches over southern Texas and northern Mexico.

Elsewhere, what was Gonzalo has dissipated, after bringing gusty winds and heavy rain to Trinidad on Saturday.

And we continue to watch the wave in the eastern Atlantic that is now about 1000 miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands.  This wave has a medium chance of becoming a depression in the next two days and a high chance of development during the next five days as it moves toward the Lesser Antilles.  Computer models are not in agreement beyond that point.  We’ll keep a close eye on this wave and the entire tropical Atlantic during what is shaping up to be a historically active hurricane season.

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.