First Warning Forecast: Heat, humidity and storms on tap for Thursday

Posted at 11:56 PM, Jul 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-27 23:56:14-04

***A Heat Advisory is in effect from noon until 8 PM Thursday***

The First Warning Storm Team is tracking more heat, humidity and storms for Thursday…Relief from the heat, is in sight.

Warm and humid conditions along with some lingering showers and storms overnight. Lows in the upper 70s. Heading into Thursday expect temperatures in the mid 90s with triple digit heat index values. A Heat Advisory will go into effect at noontime. Be sure to take the proper precautions if you are to be outside. We’ll watch out for showers and storms to develop in the afternoon and evening. These storms have the potential to become strong to severe, with the main threat to be gusty winds, heavy rain and hail. Dangerous heat on Friday as well, with the chance for an afternoon shower/storm.

Keep your rain gear handy for the weekend! Showers and storms are in the forecast. Highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

Good news heading into next week…Highs in the mid 80s Monday and Tuesday, giving us a break from the extreme heat.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Scattered showers/storms (20%). Lows in the upper 70s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny. Scattered showers/storms (25%). Highs in the mid 90s. Winds: S/SE 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy. Scattered showers/storms (30%) Lows in the mid to upper 70s. Winds SE 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

We are watching a disorganized tropical wave near the coast of western Africa.  Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for some development of this disturbance over the next several days as it moves west at 15 to 20 mph.

Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (30%)

Formation chance through 5 days: Low (40%)

April Loveland
First Warning Meteorologist
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