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Very Hot And Mostly Dry

  South Florida is very hot and mostly dry on Saturday.  The day features lots of sun, a few clouds, and just the chance of a late afternoon shower or storm.  A moderate risk of dangerous rip currents is in place at beaches along both the Atlantic and Gulf coast.  Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s, but it will feel a good 10 degrees hotter.

Sunday will bring good sun, clouds at times, and the chance of a quick shower or storm along the Gulf coast.  Sunday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Monday will feature plenty of sun, clouds in spots, and a few showers and storms (mostly around mid-day in the east coast metro area and in the afternoon along the Gulf coast).  Monday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Look for more showers and a few storms on Tuesday, along with good sun for much of the day.  Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Wednesday’s forecast includes sun, a few clouds, and passing showers and storms.  Highs on Wednesday will be near 90 degrees.

Dorian is bringing tropical storm conditions to portions of Massachusetts early on Saturday.  At 5 am, Dorian was located near 39.7 North, 68.1 West, about 145 miles southeast of Nantucket.  Maximum sustained winds were 85 miles per hour.  Dorian was moving northeast at 25 miles per hour.  The eastern coast of Maine can expect tropical storm force winds later on Saturday.  Dorian is expected to make landfall in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland Saturday night.

Elsewhere in the tropics, Tropical Storm Gabrielle has regenerated in the middle of the Atlantic.  At 5 am Saturday, Gabrielle was located near 30.9 North, 42.1 West, and was moving northwest at 17 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 50 miles per hour.  And we continue to watch a wave just south of the Cape Verde Islands.  That wave has a medium chance of developing into a depression as it moves westward.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Sept. 7, 2019

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.