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Today Starts Cold And Finishes On Cool Side

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cool sideSouth Florida is off to a cold start today, and will finish on the cool side. After a decidedly chilly start with morning lows in the 50s (and upper 40s well inland), we’ll see a day with lots of sun, a few clouds, and a cold breeze. The breeze will set up a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents at the Atlantic beaches on Thursday into Friday and beyond. Highs on Thursday will only reach the low 70s.

cool sideFriday will be another day of below-normal temperatures, with lows in the 50s and afternoon highs topping out in the mid 70s. But lots of sun and just a few clouds will make the weather fine for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

Saturday features morning lows mostly in the low 60s, followed by a mix of sun and clouds. A shower or two could blow by on the ocean breeze. Saturday’s highs will be near 80 degrees.

Look for some sun and more clouds on Sunday, and a few showers could pop up in spots. Sunday’s highs will be in the upper 70s.

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.