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Tuesday Morning Sun And Afternoon Storms For Florida; Keeping Watch On The Tropics

Tuesday features good sun and a few clouds in the morning.  A few showers are making their way through the east coast metro area in the morning.  Showers and more storms will develop around South Florida during the afternoon, especially in western areas.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the low 90s — but it will feel about 10 degrees hotter in the afternoon hours.

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Wednesday will bring sun and clouds in the morning, along with the chance of a shower or storm in spots.  Look for plenty of showers and storms in the afternoon that will last into the evening.  Wednesday’s highs will be in the low 90s, but a few inland locations could reach the mid-90s.

Thursday will feature sun, clouds, and storms, with most of the storms moving in during the mid to late afternoon.  Thursday’s highs will be in the low 90s in the east coast metro area and near 90 degrees along the Gulf coast.

Friday will start with a mix of sun, clouds, and storms in spots.  Look for lots of storms during the afternoon.  Friday’s highs will be in the low 90s in the east coast metro area and near 90 degrees along the Gulf coast.

Saturday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies alternating with showers and storms.  Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.

In the tropics, Tropical Storm Earl isn’t looking great on Tuesday morning, but it is still expected to become a hurricane soon.  At 5 am, Earl was located near 23.4 North, 65.4 West, about 615 miles south of Bermuda.  Maximum sustained winds were 65 miles per hour, and Earl was moving north at 7 miles per hour.  Earl is forecast to be a hurricane when it tracks near Bermuda late in the week.

Hurricane Danielle is weakening in the middle of the Atlantic.  At 5 am, Danielle was located about 835 miles west-northwest of the Azores.  Maximum sustained winds were 75 miles per hour, and Danielle was moving northeast at 8 miles per hour.  Danielle is forecast to become extratropical on Thursday.

 

The wave near the Cape Verde Islands has a medium chance of becoming a depression during the next several days, but it will encounter hostile upper-level winds later in the 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.

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