Thursday’s First Warning Forecast: Back to the summer heat

Posted at 5:12 AM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 10:58:24-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Heat and humidity returns… We had a nice break from the summer-like heat and humidity over the past few days but it’s on its way back. Expect highs in the mid to upper 80s today, just above normal for this time of year. Dew point values will rise into the mid 60s to near 70, making it feel muggier. We will see plenty of sunshine again today with just a few clouds in the mix. A stray shower is possible but overall rain chances remain very slim.

Highs will climb into the low 90s on Friday. Heat index values will return to the upper 90s Friday afternoon. We will still see a nice mix of sun and clouds with very slim rain chances. The heat and humidity will stick around for the weekend. Expect highs in the upper 80s on Saturday and the mid 80s on Sunday.

Today: Mostly Sunny, Warmer. Highs in the mid to upper 80s. Winds: SW/SE 5-10

Tonight: A Few Clouds. Lows in the low 70s. Winds: S 5-10

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny to Partly Cloudy, Warmer. Highs in the low 90s. Winds: SW/SE 5-10

Weather & Health 

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 1160 miles ENE of the Leeward Islands and moving NW at 17 mph. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 70 mph with higher gusts, and some additional weakening is possible today. However, 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.

11:00 AM AST Thu Aug 25

Location: 20.4°N 44.4°W

Moving: NW at 17 mph

Min pressure: 992 mb

Max sustained: 70 mph

We are still watching an area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave centered just southeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands. This system could still become a tropical cyclone during the next couple of days. Environmental conditions have the potential to become more conducive for development over the weekend when the system is near the central or northwestern Bahamas.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Medium (50%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: High (80%)

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Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

August 25th

1985 Heavy Rain: 3.12″ Salisbury

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