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Sunday’s First Warning Forecast: Mostly dry and milder

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Posted at 11:52 PM, Aug 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-27 23:55:39-04

The First Warning Storm Team is tracking milder conditions for Sunday.

Expect warm and humid conditions under partly cloudy skies overnight.

Sunday will be a milder day with highs in the mid to upper 80s. A slight chance for a widely scattered shower in the morning and the afternoon. There is an area of low pressure well offshore, but as it moves westward, we could get some moisture. Not going to be anything widespread and most people will remain dry.

Heading into the beginning of the workweek, expect temperatures in the mid-80s with a slight chance for scattered showers. Otherwise, partly cloudy.

One thing to keep in mind if you’re heading to the beach next week. There will be an increasing risk for dangerous rip currents. Long periods of swells are expected to increase due to tropical storm Gaston well offshore. Keep an eye out for red flags and exercise caution.

Overnight: Partly cloudy and humid. Lows in the low to mid 70s. Winds: E 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Partly sunny. A slight chance for a widely scattered shower (20%). Highs in the mid to upper 80s. Winds: NE 10-15 mph.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s. Winds: E 10-15 mph.

Weather & Health for Sunday

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: High

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

Gaston has been upgraded once again to a hurricane. It is now a category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale. Maximum sustained winds of 85 mph and is moving northwest at 8 mph.

We’re also watching….

An area of low pressure centered near the north coast of Central Cuba is now a little better defined than earlier and is producing a large, but disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms. Any development of this system is expected to be slow.

* Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…40 percent

* Formation chance through 5 days…medium…50 percent

A broad area of low pressure located about 150 miles southwest of Bermuda is poorly organized. The low is forecast to move westward and then northwestward toward the coast of North Carolina.

*Formation chance through 48 hours…low…30 percent

*Formation chance through 5 days…low…30 percent

A tropical wave is expected to move offshore of the west coast of Africa Tuesday. Conditions seem favorable for development of this system later next week while it moves westward over the tropical eastern Atlantic.

*Formation chance through 48 hours…low…0 percent

*Formation chance through 5 days…medium…40 percent

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April Loveland
First Warning Meteorologist
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