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Tropical Wave UPDATED To Potential Tropical Depression # 7

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The wave we’ve been watching for a while is now Potential Tropical Depression # 7, and the National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on it as it approaches South Florida.  The system now has a high chance of developing into a depression early on Monday.

Portions of the Keys could experience tropical storm force winds and all of South Florida can expect heavy rain and gusty winds as Potential TD # 7 moves past our area on Labor Day.
At 5 pm Sunday, Potential TD # 7 was located near 22.7 North, 77.3 West, or about 275 miles east-southeast of Marathon.  Potential TD # 7 had maximum sustained winds of 30 miles per hour — but not a closed circulation as of late Sunday afternoon.  The system is moving west-northwest at 15 miles per hour.
A tropical storm watch is in effect from the Florida-Alabama border to just east of  Morgan City, Louisiana.
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.