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We’re In For A Wet Weekend, Watching the Tropics

  A wave in the tropics is now centered in the southeastern Bahamas, and it could become a tropical depression this weekend.  Whether or not it becomes a depression, this feature will bring gusty showers and storms, along with localized flooding, to South Florida and the northwestern Bahamas.

Our weather on Thursday features good sun and some clouds, with mostly afternoon showers and storms on a strong ocean breeze.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents is still in place at the Atlantic beaches on Thursday and will last at least through Friday.  Highs on Thursday will be mostly in the upper 80s.

Friday will bring plenty of clouds, gusty winds, and periods of showers and storms.  Friday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Look for additional showers and storms, cloudy skies, and breezy conditions on Saturday.  Saturday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Some showers and storms will linger on a cloudy Sunday.  Sunday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Monday’s forecast includes some sun, more clouds, and passing showers and storms.  Highs on Monday will be in the low 90s.

We’re also watching another wave in the tropics.  That wave is southwest of the Cape Verde Islands and is moving westward.  It has a low chance of development during the next couple of days but a medium chance of becoming a depression near or over the Lesser Antilles.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Sept. 12, 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.