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Windy, Hot And Stormy Weather For Florida Today

Saturday features windy conditions, plenty of hot sun, and clouds, showers, and storms in the afternoon as a strong front moves in.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents is in place at the Gulf beaches, and there’s a moderate rip current risk at the Atlantic beaches — which will increase rapidly later in the day.  Finally, don’t forget to set your clocks one hour ahead late tonight, since Daylight Saving Time is back early on Sunday.  Highs on Saturday will be in the upper 80s in the east coast metro area and the low 80s along the Gulf coast.

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Sunday will start with a strong breeze and lows in the mid-40s to the mid-50s.  The day will continue to be breezy and will see lots of sun and a few clouds.  Sunday’s highs will top out in the mid-70s.

Monday will feature a cool morning, followed by a nice mix of sun and clouds on a brisk breeze in the east coast metro area, while the Gulf coast will see plenty of sun and a few clouds.  Monday’s highs will be in the upper 70s in the east coast metro area and the low 80s along the Gulf coast.

Tuesday will bring a mix of sun, clouds, and periods of showers on a gusty breeze.  Tuesday’s highs will be mostly in the mid-80s.

Wednesday’s forecast calls for periods of showers and a few storms alternating with some sun and more clouds.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the low 80s.

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.