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  • Tuesday: Warm afternoon, cool evening

    Tuesday: Warm afternoon, cool evening
    With the first of three fronts aiming our direction, temperatures should be cool by late tonight. Until then, expect a warm day. South Florida's Tuesday forecast calls for partly sunny skies with afternoon highs in the low 80s, overnight lows in the...
  • South Florida forecast: Grab a coat

    South Florida forecast: Grab a coat
    So you wanted winter weather? Then get ready to wake up to "feels-like" temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s as arctic air gushes over the region. Highs Thursday were predicted to be in the upper 50s and low 60s – or about 15 degrees colder...
  • Why ex-WFOR meteorologist moved to WPEC

    Why ex-WFOR meteorologist moved to WPEC
    Jeff Berardelli is no stranger to severe weather. After all, he's been a meteorologist at the CBS affiliates in Fort Lauderdale-Miami (WFOR-Ch. 4) and New York City (WCBS-Ch. 2), where he's forecasted hurricanes, blizzards and storms. Now he's brought...
  • Cobias biting off Pompano Beach

    Cobias biting off Pompano Beach
    Offshore fishing has been OK, but one of the bright spots this week has been the arrival of cobias. Capt. Jim Beran of the Helen S drift boat at Hillsboro Inlet Marina had three cobias caught on his Monday morning trip and four cobias landed on his...
  • Rainy season expected to be warmer and drier than normal

    Rainy season expected to be warmer and drier than normal
    Call it a rain delay. This year’s rainy season likely won’t begin for another week or two, or considerably later than the average start date of May 20. That’s thanks to the unusually late cold front that arrived over South Florida last...
  • Paddle Florida's other National Wild and Scenic River

    It's well-known that our very own Wekiva River is designated a National Wild and Scenic River, great for kayaking and canoeing. Just one other Florida river has such a designation: the Loxahatchee River, two hours south of Orlando. It's a river dark...
  • 1928 Lake Okeechobee storm was Florida's worst

     
    It remains the deadliest natural disaster in Florida history, killing more people than Hurricanes Andrew, Katrina, Wilma and Sandy combined....
  • Artist works from the outside in

    Artist works from the outside in
    "Out of Place," Christy Gast's new show at Miami's Gallery Diet, will feature burlap sculptures made in the artist's studio. This is a departure from her two previous Miami shows, which featured video installations in which the artist explores public land...
  • Seminoles expand Big Cypress; more to come

    The Seminole Tribe of Florida already lays claim to profitable casinos at each end of the state and now it’s creating a gambling (and more) getaway out in the middle of nowhere.  But it’ll take time. On Thursday, tribal officials at their...
  • Wildfire could help restore Lake Okeechobee's drought-strained wildlife habitat

    Wildfire could help restore Lake Okeechobee's drought-strained wildlife habitat
    Wildfires burning on Lake Okeechobee’s exposed lake bed could end up helping drought-strained wildlife habitat. While it may seem weird to see fire spreading across land usually covered by water, wildfires are a natural part of Florida’s...
  • South Florida gets record-low January rainfall

    South Florida gets record-low January rainfall
    South Florida just had its driest January on record, but water supplies are holding steady thanks to a soggy fall, water managers said Wednesday. South Florida averaged just .16 inches of rainfall during January, about 8 percent of the average rainfall...