It's not wise to play golf with lightning in the area.

It's not wise to play golf with lightning in the area. (Mark Randall, SunSentinel)

Although some sun is breaking out here and there, overall it should be a cloudy day with a good chance of rain and possibly thunderstorms, thanks to a weak cold front. It also should be cool by late tonight.

South Florida's Thursday forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with highs in the upper 70s, lows in the upper 50s and low 60s and a 50 percent chance of rain.

Friday is forecast to have a 30 to 40 percent chance of rain with slightly cooler temperatures.

Central Florida's Thursday forecast: Cloudy with highs in the mid 60s, lows in the upper 40s and a 50 percent chance of rain.


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Congrats to Craig: Craig Setzer, a mainstay of the CBS4 weather team for the past 14 years, has been named the station’s chief meteorologist. He will continue to appear on the station’s weekday 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts.

“Craig’s experience in the number one hurricane market in the country serves our news team and our viewers extremely well when it comes to tracking tropical systems,” CBS4 Vice President and General Manager Adam Levy said.

Setzer joined CBS4 in January 2000 as executive weather producer and on-air meteorologist. He replaces David Bernard, who left the station in November.

Golfers and lightning: from weather expert Jim Lushine:

In light of the Honda Classic starting today in Palm Beach Gardens: It's a well known maxim that golfing and lightning don't mix, but why? The answer may not be what people think.

In Florida, the three most dangerous places to be in lightning storm are near water, in the open and near or under a tree.

All three of these occur on most golf courses. The fact that a golfer is holding a metal club is less of a factor.

Most people killed by lightning are not struck directly by the bolt. They are electrocuted by lightning that radiates outward on the ground or water from a nearby lightning strike, or when lightning flashes off of a tree.

Lightning safety for golfers means when you hear the first crack of thunder, or a see a lightning strike, head for shelter immediately. Don't finish playing the hole or even make one more stroke.

If you are far away from the clubhouse or a vehicle, find an on-course restroom that has plumbing and wiring. A roof only shelter, unless it has a lightning rod attached, is unsafe.