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First Warning Forecast: Hot and humid conditions return for Friday

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Posted at 11:29 PM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 23:29:47-04

The First Warning Storm team is tracking heat and humidity. Hopefully you were able to enjoy the comfortable conditions over the past few days, because hotter and more humid weather is on tap.

An area of high pressure will continue to drive our weather over the next few days. As the high continues to move offshore, winds are out of the south, which will bring in the heat and humidity. Lows tonight will also be a few degrees warmer in the lower 70s.

Hot and humid weather to end your workweek. Expect highs on Friday to be in the lower 90s. Once the humidity is factored in, it will feel like the upper 90s with some areas feeling like the triple digits…so time to crank up that air again! A mix of sun and clouds with a very low chance to see any rain. A weak cold front will approach late Friday, with very little effect.

Expect temperatures in the 80s for your weekend. Highs on Saturday in the upper 80s and mid-80s by Sunday, but will feel hotter due to the humidity. Rain chances will be low again with only a 10 percent chance. We’ll continue to see highs in the mid to upper 80s as we head into next week and the first few days of September.

Tonight: A few clouds. Lows in the low 70s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy. Warmer. Highs in the low 90s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health for Friday

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Extreme


Tropical Update

Gaston weakens to a tropical storm over the central Atlantic. Gaston is about 1105 miles ENE of the Leeward Islands and moving NW at 17 mph. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 65 mph with higher gusts. This general motion is expected through Friday. Some re-strengthening is expected to begin Friday night, and Gaston could become a hurricane again on Saturday. As of now, Gaston is no threat to land and is expected to track east of Bermuda by Monday.

We are still watching an area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave is moving westward at 15 to 20 mph through the southeastern Bahamas. This system has become less organized and chances for development over the next couple of days has decreased. Upper-level winds could become a little more favorable over the weekend when the system is expected to be near the Florida Keys or over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (30%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: Medium (60%)

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April Loveland
First Warning Meteorologist
WTKR-TV News 3
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