First Warning Forecast: Warmer and muggier conditions on tap

Posted at 12:03 AM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 00:04:11-04

The First Warning Storm Team is tracking warmer temperatures and muggier conditions.

High pressure continues to dominate the region, but has moved offshore and continues to push eastward. Winds have shifted to the south-southeast bringing us warm and humid conditions to end the workweek.

On Thursday, temperatures will warm to the upper 80s. You’ll feel a little bit of a difference in humidity, but will not be oppressive. We’ll see plenty of sunshine.

Even warmer conditions to end the workweek. Highs will reach the upper 80s to near 90, under partly cloudy skies.

The weekend will be more humid with highs in the mid to upper 80s.

Overnight: Clearing skies. Lows in the upper 60s. Winds: Variable 5-10 mph.

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

Friday: Mix of 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 1100 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands and moving NW at 15 mph. Maximum sustained winds remain near 70 mph with higher gusts. 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. Satellite images indicate that shower activity has become less organized. 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…50 percent

* Formation chance through 5 days…high…80 percent

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April Loveland
First Warning Meteorologist
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