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Heat, Humidity, And Afternoon Storms Expected This Weekend

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The proverbial dog days of summer haven’t shown signs of leaving anytime soon and will once again continue through the weekend.

This week, the weather pattern has not changed much across South Florida with highs in the 90s and some storms firing up every afternoon. The CBS4 Weather team is not expecting any significant changes as we head into the weekend.

We’ll continue with the mid-August doldrums since High Pressure will remain across the South Florida and the sea breeze will develop later on, sparking some storms that could produce lightning, gusty winds and heavy downpours in spots.

The bulk of the rain will likely be inland. A southwesterly steering flow aloft could help to carry some of the storms towards the east coast later Friday.

This is the typical summer scenario South Florida sees this time of year with the daytime heating, some moisture in the atmosphere and the sea breeze producing spotty storms in the afternoon hours; and it will continue through Sunday.

Highs will continue to climb into the low 90s, but it will feel the triple-digits because of the humidity.

Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Gordon has weakened in the central Atlantic and will not pose a threat to South Florida or the U.S. as it moves towards the Azores.

A wave off the coast of Africa how has a 10% chance of developing. And the remnants of Tropical Depression #7 in the extreme Southwestern Gulf of Mexico has a high potential of regenerating back into a tropical depression as it moves towards the West-Northwest.

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