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First Warning Forecast: Weekend rain chances and cooler temperatures

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Posted at 11:34 PM, Aug 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 23:36:19-04

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The First Warning Storm Team is tracking rain and storms for your weekend. The weekend won’t be a washout, but scattered rain/storms are possible.

Partly cloudy overnight with lows in the mid 70s.

The stationary front will still be over the area heading into Saturday, giving us a chance for a few scattered showers and storms. Otherwise, expect partly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 80s. A cold front will cross the region late Sunday into Sunday night. The best chance for showers and storms will be Sunday afternoon and evening. Heavy rain is possible with these storms. Highs will be in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

Monday will be drier with a lingering shower in the morning and drier conditions as the day progresses. High pressure will build in Monday through Wednesday giving way to mostly dry conditions and comfortable humidity and temperatures.

Have a good weekend!

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a lingering shower possible. Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: S/W 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny. Scattered Showers/Storms (25%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: N/E 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Fiona continues moving northwest over the open central Atlantic. Fiona is located about 1358 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands and is moving WNW at 12 mph. The general NW motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Fiona is expected to weaken into a depression over the weekend.

11:00 PM AST Fri Aug 19
Location: 18.7°N 45.5°W
Moving: WNW at 12 mph
Min pressure: 1007 mb
Max sustained: 40 mph

We are also watching a tropical wave located about 500 miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for gradual development, and a tropical depression could form early next week while the system moves westward at about 15 mph across the tropical Atlantic Ocean.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (10%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: Medium (50%)

April Loveland
First Warning Meteorologist
WTKR-TV News 3
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