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First Warning Forecast: Sunny and warm for now, but the holiday weekend could get interesting

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Posted at 2:45 PM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 14:45:28-04

Sunny and warm for now, but the holiday weekend could get interesting….We hope you’re enjoying every second of the sunny, warm weather we’ve seen because we are tracking some changes as we approach the Memorial Day Weekend.

On this Wednesday night, we’re expecting mainly clear skies. Low temperatures will be on the mild side, dropping into the mid 60s.

On Thursday, high pressure will continue to impact our weather, giving way to mostly sunny skies. While a stray pop-up shower is possible, a lot of us will be dry.  It will be warm and muggy, with high temperatures in the upper 80s. Some inland communities will hit the 90s!  For Friday, the start of the Memorial Day Weekend, we’ll likely see a carbon copy of Thursday’s weather, with mostly sunny skies. High temperatures will be in the mid and upper 80s.

Make sure you keep an eye on the forecast as we move through the holiday. We’re watching the southeast coast for the potential development of an area of low pressure, which could form into a tropical or sub-tropical system. For now, on Saturday, we’ll see partly cloudy skies with highs in the lower 80s. But on Sunday into Monday, our forecast models bring that system inland over the Carolinas, spreading scattered rain and thunderstorms in our direction, too. Some storms are also likely on Tuesday and Wednesday. We’ll keep an eye on it. Highs will cool into the 70s Monday and Tuesday.

Tonight: Moon and Stars. Clear and Mild. Low temperatures in the mid 60s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Mostly Sunny. Warm & Muggy. Stray Shower. High temperatures in the upper 80s. Winds: S/SW 5-10 mph.

Friday: Mostly Sunny. Another Warm Day. High temperatures in the mid and upper 80s. Winds: SW 5-15 mph.

Weather & Health for Thursday

Pollen: Moderate-High (Grasses, Oak, Birch)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: High

Tropical Update

We are watching an area of showers and thunderstorms over the western Atlantic Ocean near the Bahamas. Development is not expected for the few days, but environmental conditions could become more conducive for some tropical or subtropical development by Friday. This area of disturbed weather is expected to move slowly west-northwestward and gradually approach the southeastern U.S. over the next few days.

Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (10%)

Formation chance through 5 days: Medium (50%)

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Dominic Brown
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