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Warm Christmas Wishes

Merry Christmas - Hope the snow effect cools you down

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com Meteorologist, Dec. 25, 2015 – Lots of warm Christmas wishes in South Florida as our stretch of unseasonably warm weather continues. After another warm morning, look for lots of sun, clouds on a strong ocean breeze, a high risk of dangerous rip currents that will last through the holiday weekend, maybe a quick shower in spots, and highs in the mid 80s (but feeling closer to 90).

Saturday Forecast
Saturday Forecast

Our near-record heat will continue on Saturday and Sunday, when highs will again reach the mid 80s. Breezy conditions will last through the weekend and beyond.

No cold fronts in sight as we approach the end of 2015, with highs in the mid 80s, ocean breezes, and just the chance of a shower are in the forecast Monday through Wednesday. It’s great weather for visitors, but no so much for locals who’d like some sweater weather in late December.

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.