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We’re Under A Severe Storm Threat Today

There’s a severe storm threat in South Florida on Thursday as a strong front moves through.  Thursday morning features some passing showers and a few (garden-variety) storms on the gusty wind.  Activity ramps up late in the morning along the Gulf coast and during the afternoon in the east coast metro area.  Then the squall line moves through in the evening, bringing the highest likelihood of severe storms — with damaging winds, heavy rain, and dangerous lightning.  An isolated tornado is possible.  We’ll also see some coastal flooding along the Gulf coast and a high risk of dangerous rip currents at both the Gulf and Atlantic beaches.  Highs on Thursday will be in the low 80s.

Showers will linger on Friday morning, and the day will be cloudy and windy.  Friday’s highs will be in the low 70s..

Saturday morning will be chilly, with lows in the low to mid 50s.  The day will feature plenty of sun, but Saturday’s highs will top out in the upper 60s.

Sunday morning will see lows in the low to mid 50s again.  Look for plenty of sun on Sunday, along with highs in the low 70s.

Faith Based Events

Monday will bring good sun and a warming trend.  Monday’s highs will be in the mid to upper 70s.  And the night will be pleasant and dry — great for a visit from Santa Claus.

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.