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Wet Weather Continues; Watching The Tropics

South Florida will see summertime showers and storms passing through on Friday, but the weekend will become increasingly wet.  Friday features early showers and storms in the east coast metro area.  Then the Atlantic sea breeze will push the showers and storms to the west, with the Gulf coast seeing most of the activity.  A moderate risk of dangerous rip currents is in place at the Atlantic beaches, and rip currents will be a danger throughout the holiday weekend.  Highs on Friday will be near 90 degrees.
Look for passing showers overnight throughout South Florida, and early showers will again move in along the east coast early on Saturday.  Then Saturday will feature afternoon showers and storms, especially in western areas.  Saturday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.
Rain chances and cloudiness increase on Sunday as a tropical wave approaches.  Sunday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.
Labor Day will be rainy as the tropical wave brings periods of showers and storms — with 3 inches of rain possible in some locations.  Monday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.
Tuesday will start with showers and storms, eventually tapering off from east to west.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the upper 80s.
In the tropics, the wave that will ruin our Labor Day plans has a low chance of developing into a depression during the next 5 days.  Far to the east, we have Potential Tropical Depression # 6, which could become a depression or tropical storm at any time.  At 5 am Friday, Potential TD # 6 was located near 13.6 North, 21.4 West, and was moving west-northwest at 12 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 35 miles per hour.  After passing over the Cape Verde Islands on Friday, this system is likely to remain in the far Atlantic.
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.