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First Warning Forecast: Our temperatures are heating up over the next few days

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Posted at 1:12 PM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 15:23:53-04

Our temperatures are heating up over the next few days….All good things must come to an end. We’re tracking warmer temperatures and more humidity in your First Warning Storm Team Forecast.

An area of high pressure will continue to dominate our weather over the next few days. With the high anchored over the area tonight, we’ll see mostly clear skies. It will be comfortable as low temperatures dip into the mid 60s.

On Thursday, the heat will start to make a comeback. Highs should reach the upper 80s by afternoon. Still, humidity levels should remain down a bit. We’ll see plenty of sunshine with low rain chances.

By Friday, as high pressure moves offshore, our winds will turn from the south, giving way to warmer weather. High temperatures will climb into the lower 90s. And you’ll notice a little humidity creeping back in, too. By the weekend, highs will be in the mid and upper 80s.

Tonight: A Few Clouds. Lows in the upper 60s. Winds: SE/S 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny. Warmer. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Friday: Sun and Clouds. Much warmer. Highs in the lower 90s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health for Thursday 

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: Very High

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

Gaston remains as a tropical storm, for now. Gaston is about 1020 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands and moving NW at 16 mph. Maximum sustained winds remain near 65 mph with higher gusts. Although Gaston could become a hurricane today, some weakening is forecast on Thursday. As of now, Gaston is no threat to land and is expected to track east of Bermuda.

We’re also watching a strong tropical wave and associated broad area of low pressure moving westward across the northern Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico. Reports from an Air Force Reconnaissance aircraft and surface observations indicate that the system still lacks a well-defined circulation, but it nevertheless is producing tropical-storm-force winds in squalls over the northernmost Leeward Islands and adjacent waters. Although upper-level winds are expected to be only marginally conducive for additional development, this system could become a tropical storm or tropical depression at any time during the next couple of days. Environmental conditions could become more conducive for development by the weekend when the system is near the central or northwestern Bahamas.

* Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…60 percent

* Formation chance through 5 days…high…80 percent

Hurricane Tracker

 

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Dominic Brown

First Warning Meteorologist

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