First Warning Forecast: Tracking the heat and humidity

Posted at 12:54 PM, Sep 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-08 12:54:00-04

Tracking the heat and humidity….Brace yourself! The heat and humidity are back in a big way over the next few days.

As we move through our Thursday afternoon, expect highs in the low to mid 90s. But because of the humidity, we’ll have heat index values close to 100 today. A few isolated showers/storms could develop this afternoon, but at this time, we’re not expecting the amount of rain we saw during the commute this morning. This evening, we’ll see partly cloudy skies. It will be warm and muggy with low temperatures in the mid 70s.

On Friday and Saturday, the heat and humidity will continue. Highs will climb into the lower 90s. However, the humidity will make it feel close to 100 on both days. We’ll see a nice mix of sun and clouds. And for now, our rain chances will remain very low.

By Sunday, a cold front moves in, giving way to a few showers and storms. We’ll warm into the upper 80s ahead of the front. Behind the front, high temperatures will drop into the low 80s by the beginning of the work week.

This Afternoon: Sun and Clouds. Isolated Showers/Storms (20-30%). Hot & Humid. Highs in the low 90s. Winds: SW/W 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy. Hot & Humid. Highs in the low 90s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Sun and Clouds. Highs in the low 90s.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 6 (High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

We are tracking a tropical wave located just west of the Cabo Verde Islands. Significant development of this system is not expected during the next couple of days. However, conditions could become a little more favorable for gradual development, and a tropical depression could form early next week while this system moves westward and then WNW into the central Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (10%)

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

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