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Tropical Moisture Continues Our Stormy Weather; Tropical Storm Don Plus

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TropicalSouth Florida will see showers and storms on Tuesday as tropical moisture continues to stream in. After some early showers, especially in the Keys and southern Miami-Dade, Tuesday will bring some sun, building clouds, and passing showers and storms in the afternoon. Highs on Tuesday will be near 90 degrees.

 

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TropicalWednesday will see some lingering tropical moisture, with passing showers and storms until drier air begins to work in late in the day. Wednesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

The typical summer pattern is back on Thursday, with a few early coastal showers, sun and clouds, and some afternoon storms forming along the sea breeze. Thursday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Look for more of the same on Friday — a few early showers, a mix of sun and clouds, and afternoon storms in spots. Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s.

Additional moisture could reach the area by Saturday, so look for more showers and storms. Saturday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

TropicalIn the tropics, Tropical Storm Don has formed east of the Windward Islands, tropical storm warnings are in effect there. At 5 am Tuesday, Don was located near 11.5 North, 56.2 West, and was moving west at 18 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 50 miles per hour. Some strengthening is possible before Don reaches the Windwards late on Tuesday. Don should remain on a westward course far to our south until wind shear weakens it into a tropical wave late in the week.

Elsewhere in the tropics, the wave in the eastern Atlantic has a medium chance of developing into a 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.