First Warning Forecast: Hot and steamy the next few days

Tracking more heat and humidity. Triple digit heat index values to end the work week.

Warm and muggy this evening, with a slight chance for a stray shower or storm. Most areas will stay dry. It will be mild and muggy overnight, with lows in the mid 70s. There is a chance for a little bit of patchy fog Friday morning.

Even warmer on Friday! Highs will soar to the low 90s, with heat index values in the triple digits. We are tracking a cold front that will move in late Friday. Rain chances will increase through the day with the best chance by the evening.

The heat and humidity will continue into the weekend. We could see a shower or storm Saturday as the cold front continues to sag southward. Highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Sunday is looking drier with a little more sunshine. Highs in the upper 80s to near 90.

The sticky weather is going to stick around into next week, with temperatures near 90.

 

Tonight: Muggy, under partly cloudy skies. Lows in the mid 70. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and storms possible (40%). Highs in the low 90s. Winds: S 5-15 mph.

Tomorrow night: Showers and storms (40%). Lows in the mid and upper 70s. Winds: S 5-15 mph.

 

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low-Medium (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

 

Tropical Update

Gert becomes a post-tropical cyclone. This will be the last update.

 

Tropical Storm Harvey forms over the Atlantic. Harvey is moving toward the west near 18 mph. This motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. On the forecast track, Harvey should move through the Windward Islands and into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Friday. Reports from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter Aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph, with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is possible during the next 48 hours.

5:00 PM AST Thu Aug 17
Location: 13.0°N 55.8°W
Moving: W at 18 mph
Min pressure: 1004 mb
Max sustained: 40 mph

 

We are also keeping our eye on two other disturbances in the Atlantic.

 

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