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Sunny, BreezyFlorida’s southwest coast will be sunny, breezy, and dry on Friday — and once again under the potential threat of brush fires. After breezy conditions overnight, Friday features lots of sun and an easterly breeze. Highs on Friday will be in the mid to upper 80s.


Look for good sun but some clouds as well on Saturday, as moisture levels increase a bit and the breeze becomes gentler. Highs on Saturday will be in the mid to upper 80s again. Showers and a few storms will move in Saturday evening, and periods of heavy rain are possible.

Sunday will bring clouds and more showers and storms. Sunday’s highs will be in the low to mid 80s.

Monday features sun to start, followed by afternoon showers in spots on a building breeze. Monday’s highs will be in the low 80s.

Plenty of sun is the order of the day on Tuesday. Highs on Tuesday will be in the low 80s.

Sunny, BreezyIn the central Atlantic, what was Subtropical Depression # 1 (and briefly Tropical Depression # 1 on Thursday) is now Tropical Storm Arlene. At 5 am Friday, Arlene was located near 40.0 North, 48.0 West, and was galloping west at 31 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 50 miles per hour. Arlene is still forecast to dissipate far from land within a day or so.

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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.