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Possible showers, breezy today; cooler weather on the way

Sun Sentinel

It's the first work day since the clocks jumped ahead for Daylight Saving Time.  Official sunrise Monday is 7:29 a.m.  So, depending upon you leave home - it could be darker than usual.

We are in for a pleasant weather stretch - at least after Tuesday - according to the National Weather Service.  There is a slight chance ---20 percent--- of showers Monday but otherwise it will be partly sunny with a high near 81 and light winds from the south that will pick up to 10 to 15 mph later.

Patchy morning fog is likely around interior sections of South Florida.

Tuesday is something of a transition day as a front arrives that will drop temperatures several degrees - ushering in sweater and jacket weather, at least during the morning hours.  A 40 percent chance of rain is in the forecast with wind gusts from the west at 10 to 15 mph.

Clear and cooler conditions arrive after Tuesday and will stick around for a couple of days.

A memory of some severe South Florida weather from retired NWS meteorologist Jim Lushine: The biggest snow storm of the winter is brewing for the northeast U.S., but today marks the 24th anniversary of one of the fiercest storms in south Florida, the so called "Storm of the Century".  The storm struck Florida killing 44 people, more deaths than most hurricanes.  In south Florida winds were clocked at more than 100 mph -  sinking numerous boats.

To find out more about the Storm of the Century and other severe weather events, click here.

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