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Sunday Afternoon Storms

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Sept. 13, 2015 – South Florida will see storms again on Sunday, ushering in a wet start to the workweek. After a few early showers, Sunday features building clouds, highs in the muggy low 90s, and storms in the afternoon and evening, with heavy downpours in spots. An ocean breeze builds on Monday as a weak tropical wave passes by, and we’ll see a few early showers, a risk of dangerous rip currents, highs near 90 degrees, and late evening to overnight storms, some of which could be strong. Storms and showers linger on Tuesday, with plenty of clouds and highs in the upper 80s. We’ll see some early showers, highs near 90 degrees, and a few stray afternoon storms on Wednesday, a pattern that will last through Friday.

In the tropics, the wave southwest of the Cape Verde Islands continues moving west. It has a high chance of becoming a depression over the next 5 days while it turns to the west-northwest and then northwest. The low in the central Atlantic has a low chance of developing as it remains far from land

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.