Forecast Details for Miami, FL

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Today: Sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind around 8 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind becoming south 9 to 14 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southwest wind 8 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. North wind around 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Breezy, with an east wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Breezy, with an east wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Breezy, with an east wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Breezy, with a southeast wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.

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Weather Topic: What are Contrails?

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A contrail is an artificial cloud, created by the passing of an aircraft.

Contrails form because water vapor in the exhaust of aircraft engines is suspended in the air under certain temperatures and humidity conditions. These contrails are called exhaust contrails.

Another type of contrail can form due to a temporary reduction in air pressure moving over the plane's surface, causing condensation. These are called aerodynamic contrails.

When you can see your breath on a cold day, it is also because of condensation. The reason contrails last longer than the condensation from your breath is because the water in contrails freezes into ice particles.

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Weather Topic: What are Fractus Clouds?

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A fractus cloud (scud) is a fragmented, tattered cloud which has likely been sheared off of another cloud. They are accessory clouds, meaning they develop from parent clouds, and are named in a way which describes the original cloud which contained them.

Fractus clouds which have originated from cumulus clouds are referred to as cumulus fractus, while fractus clouds which have originated from stratus clouds are referred to as stratus fractus. Under certain conditions a fractus cloud might merge with another cloud, or develop into a cumulus cloud, but usually a fractus cloud seen by itself will dissipate rapidly.

They are often observed on the leading and trailing edges of storm clouds, and are a display of wind activity.

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