First Warning Forecast: A few showers, more humid

Posted at 6:22 PM, Aug 05, 2016

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Warming up for the weekend… After a nice little break from the heat, we are warming up to end the week. Expect highs in the mid 80s today, near normal for this time of year. It will feel more like the low 90s this afternoon, as dew points climb into the low and mid 70s again. Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies again today with isolated showers and stray storms possible.

Highs will climb into the low 90s on Saturday before a cold front moves in. Afternoon heat index values will reach to near 100. Scattered showers and storms are possible Saturday evening and into Sunday morning as the front moves through the region. Highs will slip back into the mid and upper 80s on Sunday, behind the cold front. Skies should clear from north to south on Sunday.

Today: Partly Sunny, Isolated Showers/Storms(20%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: E/SE 5-15

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers/Storms(20%). Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: SE/SW 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Scattered PM Showers/Storms(30%). Highs in the low 90s. Winds: SW 5-15

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Earl continues to bring heavy rain to southern Mexico. Earl is located about 135 miles ESE of Veracruz, Mexico. Earl is moving west at 10 mph. On the forecast track, Earl will move inland into the Mexican state of Veracruz later today or tonight. Maximum sustained winds remain near 40 mph. Little change in strength is expected through tonight, with weakening expected on Saturday when Earl moves into mainland Mexico.

5:00 PM EDT Fri Aug 5

Location: 18.8°N 95.0°W

Moving: W at 8 mph

Min pressure: 1001 mb

Max sustained: 60 mph

2:00 PM EDT Fri Aug 5

Disturbance 1: 10% chance of cyclone formation in 48 hours.

An area of cloudiness and thunderstorms associated with a trough of low preesure is located over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Some slow development of this system is possible while it meanders near the coast of the Florida panhandle during the next few days.

Formation chance through 48 hours…low…10 %

Formation chance through 5 days…low…20%

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