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Tropical Rains On The Way; Watching A Disturbance Near Cuba

Tropical Rains

Tropical RainsTropical rains are on the way to South Florida on Thursday and for the next several days, thanks to an area of disturbed weather to our south. Thursday features periods of passing showers and storms, and we could see heavy downpours in spots. An elevated risk of dangerous rip currents continues at the Atlantic beaches on Thursday and beyond. Highs on Thursday will be in the upper 80s.

Tropical RainsLook for clouds, storms, and showers on Friday, and localized flooding is possible. Friday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Our stormy pattern continues during the weekend, with periods of showers and storms, including downpours in spots and localized flooding. Highs on Saturday and Sunday will be in the upper 80s.

Monday will bring additional showers and storms. Monday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Faith Based Events

Tropical RainsWe’re watching that disturbance to our south for its flooding potential. The National Hurricane Center gives it a medium chance of developing into a depression during the next 5 days as it moves slowly northward — but the threat will be heavy rain.

Elsewhere in the tropics, Tropical Storm Maria is beginning to pull out to sea at last. At 5 am Thursday, Maria was located near 36.8 North, 71.0 West, and was moving east-northeast at 8 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 70 miles per hour. And Hurricane Lee was moving north at 9 miles per hour in the central Atlantic. At 5 am Thursday, Lee was located near 32.5 North, 57.2 West, and had maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour.

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.