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Stretch of pleasant weather across South Florida will last through the holiday weekend

Temperatures in the low 80s with mostly clear skies will be in place for the next few days in South Florida. There is always a chance of a passing shower blowing in on the breeze — but no significant rain is expected.

Here is the official forecast from the National Weather Service:

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 69. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 72. East wind 6 to 8 mph.

Presidents Day

A 20 percent chance of showers after 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. East wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Clearly, we are not in a stretch of severe weather — but it’s something we need to think about says retired NWS meteorologist Jim Lushine: February is the normal beginning of the severe weather season in south Florida. Fortunately, none has occurred and there is none on the immediate horizon. Severe weather elsewhere in the U.S. usually starts across the northern Gulf coast in March then spreads northward through tornado alley in April and May and to the northern U.S. in June.

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