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Mostly Dry Today With Some Clouds

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dryFrom NBC-2 Forecast: The good new is that we get another relatively dry day to clean up.

Rain chances will stay very, very low with only a slim chance of a few late afternoon showers. Much of the day will be filled with ample sunshine and just a few clouds.

Temperatures will remain tolerable this afternoon with highs topping out near 90° in most spots and “feels-like” numbers near 96.

Winds remain light and variable through the day, which will also help to make clean up a little easier.

Starting Thursday, we’ll begin to see a bit more tropical moisture returning to our side of the state. This means our rain chances will go up just a bit. We don’t expect widespread thunderstorms Thursday, but a few clusters of storms are to be expected during the mid to late afternoon.

Rain chances will be near or just below average on Friday through Sunday before a whiff of drier air works down from the north at the start of next week.

If the forecast holds, the beginning of next week is looking like it could be quite dry, which is great news for those trying to clean up.

In the tropics, Irma is no more, but we are still watching Jose – a low-end hurricane about 850 miles east of Miami. Jose is expected to undergo an interesting loop around itself heading into the weekend before turning back out to sea next week. Neither Jose or any other tropical waves are expected to impact Southwest Florida in the immediate future.

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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.