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Showers And Storms Move In Today


Showers and storms will move in along Florida’s southwest coast on Thursday as an upper level low arrives. After sun and clouds early in the day, Thursday features building clouds, showers, and storms on a brisk breeze. Highs on Thursday will be in the upper 80s.


After a few overnight showers, Friday will bring clouds and periods of showers and storms. Friday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Saturday will be a mix of showers, storms, and periods of sun. Saturday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Some showers and a few storms will be around on Sunday, but we’ll also see some sun. Sunday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.

Monday’s forecast includes more sun, some clouds, and passing showers in spots. Highs on Monday will be in the upper 80s.

In the tropics, Ophelia is now the tenth hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season. At 5 am Thursday, Hurricane Ophelia was located near 30.3 North, 35.6 West, and was moving northeast at 3 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 85 miles per hour. Ophelia will pass near the Azores, and it (or its remnants) could bring stormy weather to parts of the Iberian peninsula and the British Isles.

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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.