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Westward Moving Showers And Storms Again; Tropics Are Busy

South Florida will see showers and storms moving westward on Friday as we watch the very busy tropics.  Here at home, some early east coast showers start the day.  The activity will shift westward after midday, with the Gulf coast and interior regions seeing the most storms and showers late in the day.  Highs on Friday will be mostly in the upper 80s.
Saturday will feature moisture streaming in on southerly winds, so look for periods of showers and storms.  Saturday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.
Sunday will bring some sun and periods of showers and storms around South Florida.  Sunday’s highs will be in the low 90s.
A more typical September pattern returns on Monday, with early east coast showers, sun and clouds, and afternoon showers and storms in western areas.  Monday’s highs will be in the low 90s.
Tuesday’s forecast includes sun, clouds, and periods of showers and storms.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the low 90s.
In the tropics, Florence is now a tropical storm but is expected to re-strengthen.   At 5 am Friday, Florence was located near 25.1 North, 50.7 West, and was moving west at 7 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 65 miles per hour.  Florence will be moving out of an area of strong wind shear and potentially threaten Bermuda or the U.S. coast from the Carolinas northward after the middle of next week.
We’re also watching the wave now entering the central Atlantic.  It has a high chance of developing into a depression during the next few days.  And the wave emerging from the African coast has a high chance of developing as well.
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.