First Warning Forecast: Back to the 80s, rain chances increase

Posted at 11:27 PM, Aug 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-18 23:29:24-04

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The First Warning Storm team is tracking decreasing temperatures and increasing chances for rain. A nice break from the extreme heat for the next several days, due in part to showers and storms.

A few lingering showers overnight. Otherwise, expect partly cloudy skies with lows falling into the mid 70s.

Keep your umbrella handy over the next few days. The stationary front will linger over the Mid-Atlantic into Friday and the start of the weekend, giving way to scattered rain and thunderstorms. Keep an eye out for localized flooding. Highs will be in the upper 80s on Friday and in the mid 80s on Saturday.  A cold front will move in from the west by Sunday, giving way to more storms. Highs will warm into the upper 80s ahead of the front. Then, next week, get ready for even cooler temperatures. We’ll see highs in the lower 80s by Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy with a lingering shower. Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny. Scattered showers/storms (40%). Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: W/N/E 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Moderate (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Fiona maintains its strength as it moves over the open central Atlantic. Fiona is located about 1044 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands and is moving NW at 8 mph. This motion is expected to continue over the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is possible over the next couple of days, followed by slow weakening by the weekend.

11:00 PM AST Thu Aug 18
Location: 17.1°N 41.8°W
Moving: NW at 8 mph
Min pressure: 1006 mb
Max sustained: 45 mph

April Loveland
First Warning Meteorologist
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