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Wednesday Will Be More Sun, Fewer Storms For Florida; Tropics Are Busy

Wednesday features good sun and a few clouds in the morning, with the chance of a stray storm in spots.  Some showers and storms will be back in the mid to late afternoon.   A moderate risk of dangerous rip currents remains along the Palm Beach County coast.  Highs on Wednesday will be near 90 degrees.

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Thursday will bring sunny skies much of the day, but some storms will develop in spots during the afternoon.  Thursday’s highs will be near 90 degrees right at the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and in the low 90s elsewhere.

Friday will feature lots of sun.  A storm is possible in the east coast metro area during the afternoon.  Friday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Saturday will start with lots of sun and a few clouds.  Some showers and a few storms will be back in the afternoon.  Saturday’s highs will be near 90 degrees in the east coast metro area and in the low 90s along the Gulf coast.

Sunday’s forecast calls for a mix of sun, clouds, and periods of showers and storms.  Highs on Sunday will be near 90 degrees.

Hurricane Fiona continues to intensify as it moves away from the Turks and Caicos.  At 5 am, Fiona was located near 23.4 North, 71.8 West, about 755 miles southwest of Bermuda.  Maximum sustained winds were 130 miles per hour, and Fiona was moving north at 8 miles per hour.  There’s a tropical storm watch for Bermuda, which is likely to see the closest approach of Fiona Thursday night into early Friday.  Fiona also poses a threat to Newfoundland and the Canadian Maritime provinces this weekend.

The low in the central Atlantic is now Tropical Storm Gaston.  At 5 am, Gaston was about 920 miles west of the Azores and had maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour.  Gaston was moving north-northeast at 18 miles per hour and is forecast to remain in the open Atlantic.


The wave a few hundred miles east of the Windward Islands is one we’ll need to watch.  It has a high chance of becoming a depression in the next few days, when it enters the Caribbean.  Computer models indicate it could be a threat to some portion of the U.S. coast — but it’s still too early to tell.  In the meantime, watch this system’s progress and check your own storm supplies — just in case.

Elsewhere in the ridiculously busy tropics, a wave that’s entering the tropical central Atlantic has a low chance of developing during the next five days.  Finally, yet another wave is expected to emerge into the eastern Atlantic on Thursday.  This one has a medium chance of developing as it moves generally northward near the African coast during the next five days.

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.