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UPDATED Sun, Clouds, West Coast Showers; Watching The Tropics

South Florida will see sun, clouds, and mostly west coast showers on Sunday as we continue to watch Barry well to our north.

Our Sunday features a mix of sun and clouds around the area, with mostly dry conditions along the east coast and passing showers and storms along the Gulf coast and the interior in the late morning and afternoon hours.  Highs on Sunday will be in the low 90s, but it will feel about 10 degrees hotter.

Monday will be mostly sunny, with more showers and storms in the western part of our area.  Monday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Tuesday will be another day of sun, clouds, and periods of showers, with the Gulf coast and interior again seeing the bulk of the activity.  Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Look for more of the same on Wednesday — a mix of sun and clouds with periods of showers and storms in the western part of South Florida, while the east coast metro area will see scattered showers.  Wednesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Thursday’s forecast includes sun, clouds, and passing showers, with the Gulf coast and interior again seeing more rain than the eastern part of our area.  Highs on Thursday will be in the low 90s again.

 

Tropical Storm Barry continues to move slowly northward, bringing flooding rains and dangerous conditions to Louisiana.  At 5 am Sunday, Barry was located near 31.4 North, 93.4 West, about 80 miles south-southeast of Shreveport, Louisiana.  Barry was moving north-northwest at 8 miles per hour and had maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour.  The major threat continues to be very heavy rainfall of up to 20 inches in some locations.  With levels of the Mississippi River already high from rainfall earlier in the season, downriver flooding remains a serious threat to low-lying areas.
Elsewhere in the tropics, the wave we’ve been watching in the central Atlantic has entered an area with conditions hostile to development, so it’s unlikely to make it to depression status.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, July 14, 2019

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.