First Warning Forecast: Tracking scattered storms for your weekend

Posted at 10:18 AM, Jul 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-30 10:18:47-04

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Tracking scattered storms for your weekend….We’re not expecting a weekend washout, but keep your rain gear handy. Scattered showers and storms are in the forecast today and Sunday.

As we move through our Saturday, expect partly sunny skies. Scattered showers and storms are likely this afternoon and evening as a stationary front lingers over the Mid-Atlantic. Any storms that develop could be strong with heavy rain and gusty winds. We’ll keep an eye on it for you. High temperatures will be near 90. Tonight, scattered showers and storms are possible. Otherwise, we’ll see mostly cloudy skies. Low temperatures will be in the mid 70s.

On Sunday, expect more scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon and evening. Again, storms will have the potential to produce heavy rain and gusty winds. We’ll see partly sunny skies otherwise with high temperatures in the lower 90s. It will likely feel like the triple digits because of the humidity.

Then, next week, get ready for a break from the extreme heat.  High temperatures will slip into the mid 80s by midweek as our rain chances go down a bit, too.

Have a good weekend!

Today: Partly Sunny. Scattered Showers/Storms (40%). High temperatures near 90. Winds: E/SE 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers/Storms (40%). Low temperatures in the mid 70s. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny. Scattered Showers/Storms (50%). Highs in the lower 90s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low to Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: Very High

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

We are watching two disturbances in the Atlantic…A tropical wave located about 700 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is moving westward at 25 to 30 mph. Additional development should be slow to occur due to the rapid motion of the system. Regardless of development, this system will likely bring showers and gusty winds to portions of the Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the eastern Caribbean Sea beginning later today. By the middle of next week, the disturbance is expected to be in the western Caribbean Sea, where conditions could become more conducive for development.

Formation chance through 48 hours…low…20 percent

Formation chance through 5 days…medium…40 percent

Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a tropical wave and a low pressure system centered a couple of hundred miles southwest of Cabo Verde has become less organized during the past 24 hours. However, there is still a chance for some development during the next day or two before the disturbance encounters a less favorable environment over the central tropical Atlantic.

Formation chance through 48 hours…low…30 percent

Formation chance through 5 days…medium…40 percent

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