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Sun, Storms, Clouds, Showers, And King Tide Today; Tracking Nate

Sun, Storms

Sun, StormsSouth Florida’s weather on Friday is all about sun, storms, and coastal flooding at high tides, while in the western Caribbean, Tropical Storm Nate is on the move. Here at home, Friday features a mix of sun and clouds with passing showers and storms on a strong ocean breeze. We could see heavy downpours in a few spots. A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect, so low-lying areas can expect flooding at high tides through the Sun, Stormsweekend (with greatest extent of flooding likely at high tide on Saturday morning). And a high risk of dangerous rip currents continues at the Atlantic beaches. Highs on Friday will be in the mid to upper 80s.

 

 

Saturday will see some sun, clouds and passing showers on a strong breeze, a few storms (especially in southern Miami-Dade and the Keys), and an elevated risk of dangerous rip currents at the Atlantic beaches. Saturday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Faith Based Events

Sunday will bring a mix of sun and clouds, along with passing showers and storms. Highs on Sunday will be near 90 degrees.

Some drier air will work its way in on Monday, so look for sun, some clouds, and just a few showers and storms, mostly well inland. Monday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Tuesday’s forecast includes sun, clouds, and a few stray showers. Highs on Tuesday will be in the upper 80s.

Sun, StormsIn the tropics, Tropical Storm Nate (formerly Tropical Depression # 16) is on the move to the Gulf of Mexico. At 5 am Friday, Nate was located near 16.9 North, 85.1 West, and was moving north-northwest at 14 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 45 miles per hour, but strengthening is expected. Nate is on track to make landfall along the northern Gulf coast early Sunday, and hurricane warnings are up for the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts, with tropical storm warnings extending eastward to Panama City, Florida and westward to portions of Texas. Elsewhere in the tropics, a low is forecast to form in the central Atlantic and has a low chance of developing into a tropical or subtropical depression during the next 5 days.

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.