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Florida Is Sunny And Pleasant Today; Watching The Busy Tropics

Friday features good sun, a few clouds, and a passing shower or two on a gusty breeze.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents is in place at the Atlantic beaches through Monday evening.  Highs on Friday will be in the mid-80s.

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Saturday will bring lots of sun, clouds at times, and a quick shower on the breeze.  Minor flooding is possible near high tides along the Atlantic coast this weekend.  And it’s that time of year — Daylight Savings Time ends in the wee hours of Sunday.  Be sure to set your clocks back one hour Saturday night before you call it a night.  Saturday’s highs will be in the mid-80s.

Sunday will feature sun, clouds, and some showers in the east coast metro area.  The Gulf coast will see a sunny day.  Sunday’s highs will be in the mid-80s.

Monday’s weather depends on the development of a low which could track over or close to the Bahamas.  For now, we’ll say the day will be partly sunny and breezy with periods of showers and storms in the east coast metro area, while the Gulf coast will see good sun and some clouds.  Monday’s highs will be in the mid-80s.

Tuesday’s forecast calls for breezy conditions and periods of showers and storms in the east coast metro area.  Look for good sun, some clouds, and passing showers along the Gulf coast.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the mid-80s.

In the tropics, we’re keeping a close eye on the low that’s expected to form north of Puerto Rico or southeast of the Bahamas.  While the National Hurricane Center gives this feature a low chance of becoming a tropical or subtropical depression in the next five days, it is likely to bring periods of heavy rain and gusty winds to the Bahamas, Florida’s east coast, and coastal Georgia and the Carolinas next week as it moves generally northwestward.

Elsewhere, Lisa is now a tropical depression that continues to drop heavy rain on the Yucatan and Central America.  Lisa is centered in the Bay of Campeche, where it’s forecast to meander and dissipate.  Martin is now an extratropical storm zooming into the far northern Atlantic.  And a low east-northeast of Bermuda has a low chance of developing during the next five 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.