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Thursday’s First Warning Forecast: Sunny and warm but watching the weekend

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Posted at 5:36 AM, May 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 08:52:28-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Watching the tropics… Expect plenty of sunshine again today with just a few passing clouds. Temperatures will start in the mid 60s and climb into the upper 80s this afternoon. A stray “pop-up” shower or storm is possible but chances will be very slim.

Our sunny and warm weather continues for Friday but we are watching the Memorial Day weekend forecast closely. An area of low pressure will develop near the Bahamas and move inland near the Carolinas, throwing showers and storms across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. There is a chance that the area of low pressure could develop into a tropical system. As of now, it’s looking like a bit of a 50/50 holiday weekend. Friday and Saturday are looking mostly dry but rain/storm chances return for Sunday and Monday. Temperatures will cool a bit for the weekend, into the low 80s and upper 70s.

Today: A Few Clouds, Warmer, Muggy. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: SW/S 5-10

Tonight: A Few Clouds. Lows in the mid 60s. Winds: S 5-15

Tomorrow: A Few Clouds, Breezy. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: S 5-15

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate (Grasses, Oak, Birch)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: High

Tropical Update

We are tracking an area of low pressure between Bermuda and the Bahamas. It is gradually becoming better defined while shower activity is increasing. Environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for tropical or subtropical cyclone formation on Friday while the system moves northwest toward the southeastern United States coast. An Air Force reconnaissance plane will be scheduled to investigate this low on Friday.

Formation chance through 48 hours: Medium (50%)

Formation chance through 5 days: High (70%)

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