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Tropical Moisture Powering Showers And Storms

Tropical Moisture

Tropical MoistureSouth Florida will see more showers and storms on Friday as tropical moisture streams in. A flood watch remains in effect until 11 am on Saturday, and localized flooding continues to be a threat. Friday will feature plenty of clouds with a bit of sun, but the story will be periods of showers and storms, with heavy downpours in spots. Friday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Tropical MoistureSaturday will bring another wet day, with periods of showers and storms. Highs on Saturday will be in the upper 80s.

The moisture lingers on Sunday, so expect clouds, showers, and storms. Sunday’s highs will be in the upper 80s again.

Rain will begin to taper off on Monday, and we’ll see more periods of sun. Monday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Faith Based Events

Tuesday’s forecast includes some sun, clouds, and showers and storms in spots. Tuesday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Tropical MoistureHarvey is now a dangerous category 2 hurricane, and it is expected to intensify into a major hurricane before making landfall on the Texas coast Friday night or early Saturday. At 5 am Friday, Harvey was located near 25.9 North, 95.4 West, and was moving northwest at 9 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 105 miles per hour. Harvey is forecast to reenter the Gulf and linger near the Texas and Louisiana coasts through early next week. This will bring potentially catastrophic flooding, with up to 18 inches of rainfall forecast for the area. Life-threatening storm surge is likely along much of the Texas coast.

The low that’s been bedeviling our weather has a low chance of developing into a depression during the next few days, but it has a medium chance of doing so in the Atlantic early next week

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.