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Another Summery Day Mix; Watching The Tropics


summeryIt’s a summery Sunday along Florida’s southwest coast, with hot sun and the chance of a late-day storm. After another warm start, Sunday features plenty of sun for much of the day and a few storms forming along the Gulf breeze. Most of the activity will be in the interior, but the eastern suburbs could see a storm. Highs on Sunday will be in the low 90s along the coast and the mid 90s in the interior.

Monday will bring lots of sun, a few clouds, and the chance of an afternoon storm, with the bulk of the activity well to our east. Monday’s highs will be mostly in the low 90s.

Tuesday will see more of the same — good sun, a few clouds, and a late-day storm or two. Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Wednesday will see plenty of sun and a few clouds, followed by a few afternoon storms forming along the Gulf breeze. Highs on Wednesday will be in the low 90s.

Thursday’s forecast includes more typical summer weather — good sun for most of the day and a few late-day storms popping up along the Gulf breeze. Thursday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

summeryIn the tropics, the wave we’ve been watching developed into Tropical Depression # 8 overnight. At 5 am Sunday, TD # 8 was located near 26.5 North, 70.9 West, and was moving north-northwest at 14 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 35 miles per hour, and the system is expected to reach tropical storm strength today. TD # 8 will remain well east of Florida.

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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.