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Sun And Showers Today Becoming Stormy Thursday

Showers Today

South Florida will see sun and showers on Wednesday, but rainy days are ahead as an upper level low approaches. Wednesday features sun and clouds, a few passing showers on the ocean breeze, and a high risk of dangerous rip currents at the Atlantic beaches (which will continue through Thursday). Highs on Wednesday will be in the upper 80s.

The upper level low arrives on Thursday, so look for periods of storms and showers on a strong breeze. Thursday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Friday will be rainy and mostly cloudy, and we’ll see rounds of storms and showers. Friday’s highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.

The upper level low moves out late on Friday, but moisture will linger on Saturday and Sunday. Both weekend days feature less breeze but plenty of passing showers and storms. Highs on Saturday and Sunday will be in the upper 80s.

Faith Based Events

In the tropics, Tropical Storm Ophelia continues to move slowly in the central Atlantic. At 5 am Wednesday, Ophelia was located near 30.2 North, 37.0 West, and was moving southeast at 6 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 65 miles per hour, and Ophelia is expected to reach hurricane strength within a day or so.

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.