First Warning Forecast: Tracking a few showers and storms and warmer temps
Tracking a few showers and storms and warmer temps….As we move through our Wednesday afternoon, some of us may have to dodge a few scattered showers and storms. Any storms that develop could produce some brief heavy downpours and lightning. But overall, our severe threat is fairly low today. Otherwise, we’ll see partly cloudy skies. Highs will warm into the upper 80s. This evening, a couple of showers and storms are possible early. But as we move through the night, most of us will see partly cloudy skies with low temperatures in the mid 70s.
On Thursday, the heat and humidity are turning up! We’re expecting highs in the low to mid 90s. But because of the humidity, heat index values will be near 100. A stray, isolated shower or storm is possible. More heat and humidity are on tap for Friday and Saturday as highs climb into the lower 90s. Heat index values will likely be in the triple digits.
By Sunday, a cold front moves in, giving way to scattered showers and storms. Highs will warm into the upper 80s Sunday afternoon. After the front crosses the area, highs will cool into the lower 80s.
This Afternoon: Partly Cloudy. Scattered Showers/Storms (30%). Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: NW/W 5-10 mph.
Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Isolated Showers/Storms (20%). Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny. Isolated Showers/Storms (20%), Hot & Humid. Highs in the low to mid 90s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.
Weather & Health
Pollen: High (Ragweed, Grasses)
UV Index: 8 (Very High)
Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)
Hermine has fizzled out but now we are watching a tropical wave near the Cabo Verde Islands. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for gradual development of this system and a tropical depression could form by the weekend while it moves WNW toward the central tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (20%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: High (70%)
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