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Breezy today, on the warm side; slight chance of showers

Sun Sentinel

The new week starts in a familiar pattern with temperatures above normal and breezes on the brisk side.

According to the National Weather Service, it will be partly sunny on Monday with a high near 80 and winds from the east at 10 to 14 mph - gusting to 18.  The overall Monday rain chance is 30 percent.

There is a high risk of rip currents at all area beach through Monday evening.

The brisk breeze and relatively dry conditions are forecast to stay with us for most of the week.

Back from a vacation, retired NWS meteorologist Jim Lushine notes that he was returned - but South Florida's dry weather has not changed much: The dry season has certainly lived up to its name with abnormally dry conditions bordering on a moderate drought across South Florida. Our main hope for major relief is the beginning of the rainy season which normally starts in about a month. However, be careful what you wish for as droughts are often followed by flooding conditions like what happened in California this winter.

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