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First Warning Forecast: Mostly dry night in store, showers and storms Sunday

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Posted at 5:22 PM, Aug 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-20 17:22:58-04

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The First Warning Storm Team is tracking rain and storms for your Sunday.

The stationary front is situated to our south today. Looks like the remainder of the day will stay dry with just a slight chance for a pop-up shower or storm. Otherwise, expect mostly dry conditions under partly cloudy skies. Tonight, temperatures will drop to  the low to mid 70s.

Our next chance for showers and storms is Sunday. 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, with 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!

Saturday night: Mostly dry. Partly cloudy skies with lows in the low to mid 70s. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Dry to start the day with increasing chances for showers and storms in the afternoon (40%). Heavy rain and localized flooding is possible where these storms form. Highs in the upper 80s to near 90. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Sunday night: Showers and storms (40%). Mainly before midnight. Some clearing to follow. Lows in the low to mid 70s. Winds:  SW 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (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 940 miles east -northeast of the Leeward Islands moving NW at 15 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Fiona is expected to weaken into a depression over the weekend.

5:00 PM AST Fri Aug 19
Location: 21.2°N 49.1°W
Moving: NW at 15 mph
Min pressure: 1008 mb
Max sustained: 40 mph

We are also watching a tropical wave located near the coast of western Africa. The system continues to produce a large area of cloudiness and thunderstorms. The tropical wave is expected to move offshore tonight and environmental conditions appear conducive for gradual development. This system is likely to become a tropical depression by mid-week. It moves west-northwestward over the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean.

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

* Formation chance through 5 days: Medium (70%)

April Loveland
First Warning Meteorologist
WTKR-TV News 3
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