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Sunday Has It All: Tornado Watch, Heavy Winds, Rain And ‘Cold’

South Florida woke up to a tornado watch early Sunday as a squall line approached. The tornado watch expired at 8 am. Gusty winds, periods of heavy rain, and lightning are likely through mid-morning.

image5The storms will be followed by a strong cold front which will clear out the storms but leave gusty winds in place into the evening, with a wind advisory in effect until 8 PM. Highs will make it into the upper 70s before temperatures begin dropping.



image6Monday morning will be much cooler, with lows in the low to mid 50s, and even with plenty of sun, temperatures will stall out in the upper 60s.

Tuesday will be cold by South Florida standards, with lows in the low 50s and highs in the mid to upper 60s on a sunny afternoon.

Wednesday morning lows will be in the low 50s, with a few colder readings inland, and highs will be in the upper 60s.

A slow warming trend begins on Thursday, with highs reaching the low to mid 70s, and some moisture will start to work its way into our area.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Jan. 17, 2016

Video from Henk Schorel,taken in south Miami-Dade county this morning.

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.