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Watching Tropics For Development Of Low Bringing All This Rain

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South Florida’s wet week ahead starts with a rainy Monday. And we’re watching the tropics for possible development of a low that’s helping to bring in all the rain. Monday features a wet morning, with a bit of a break near midday. Then we’ll see periods of showers and storms during the late afternoon and evening. Heavy rainfall and localized flooding are possible in spots. Highs on Monday will be in the low to mid 80s.

After overnight showers, Tuesday morning will bring and lows mostly in the mid 70s and another round of showers. Then we’ll see some sun, more clouds, passing showers, and some afternoon storms. Tuesday’s highs will be in the mid 80s.

Tropical moisture will continue to move in on Wednesday, so look for periods of showers and storms along with some sun. Wednesday’s highs will be in the mid 80s.

Thursday will feature a mix of sun, clouds, and showers, with some afternoon storms in spots. Thursday’s highs will be in the mid 80s.

Friday will continue the rainy season pattern, with sun and clouds giving way to afternoon showers and storms. Highs on Friday will be mostly in the mid 80s.

We’re watching a low forming in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico for possible subtropical or tropical development. The National Hurricane Center gives it a medium chance of developing during the next 5 days as it moves slowly to the north. Whether or not it develops, it will push tropical moisture into South Florida throughout the week.

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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.