First Warning Forecast: Comfortable conditions on tap for Monday

Posted at 12:25 AM, Aug 22, 2016

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The First Warning Storm Team is tracking comfortable conditions heading into your workweek.

The cold front that gave us rain and storms Sunday evening, will continue to move offshore. Winds will pick up overnight out of the northwest, making for a breezy start to the workweek. High pressure will build in Monday, bringing drier and more comfortable temperatures. Expect highs on Monday in the mid 80s. Dewpoints will drop to the mid to upper 60s, bringing us much needed relief from the hot and humid temperatures. Dry conditions look to continue for most of the week with plenty of sunshine.

Sunday night: Lingering showers and storms (20%). Partial clearing to follow.  Lows in the low to mid 70s. Winds:  NW 5-15 mph.

Monday: A bit cooler and more comfortable. Mostly sunny with highs in the mid 80s. A bit breezy. Winds: N 10 -20 mph.

Monday night: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s to near 70. Winds NW 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

Fiona is now a tropical depression and is moving west-northwest at 18 mph.

11:00 PM AST Sunday, August 21

Max Sustained Wind: 35 mph

Minimum Central Pressure: 1008 mb

Located at 23.8 N 56.6 W

Movement: West-northwest at 18 mph

We are also watching a tropical wave located about 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. The system is producing limited disorganized shower activity. Dry air near the system could inhibit significant development. Environmental conditions could become better for development later this week as the system is expected to move near Hispaniola and the southeastern and southern Bahamas.

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

* Formation chance through 5 days: Medium (40%)

We also are keeping an eye on another tropical wave located 250 miles southeast of the southern Cabo Verde Islands. Environmental conditions are conducive for development, and a tropical depression is likely to form within the next day or two while the system moves westward to west-northwestward over the eastern tropical Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: High (80%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: High (90%)

April Loveland
First Warning Meteorologist
WTKR-TV News 3
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