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Saturday’s First Warning Forecast: Hot and humid, storms possible

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Posted at 11:27 PM, Aug 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-05 23:32:45-04

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A steamy start Saturday. Dewpoints in the low to mid 70s. As the day progresses, winds will be out of the southwest, which means warmer and muggier conditions. Highs Saturday in the low 90s with heat index values near 100. Scattered showers and storms are possible Saturday evening and into Sunday morning as a cold front moves through the region.

Highs will slip back into the mid and upper 80s on Sunday, behind the cold front. A slight chance for a shower or storm especially in northeastern North Carolina.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a lingering shower or storm…otherwise dry. Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: SE/SW 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, scattered PM showers/storms(40%). 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 will move inland into the Mexican state of Veracruz within the next few hours.

11:00 PM EDT Fri Aug 5

Location: 19.0°N 95.9°W

Moving: W at 8 mph

Min pressure: 999 mb

Max sustained: 60 mph

5:00 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…20 %

Formation chance through 5 days…low…30%

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