First Warning Forecast: Tracking heat, humidity and storms this weekend

Posted at 12:36 PM, Sep 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-10 12:36:25-04

The First Warning Storm Team is tracking heat and humidity, then some storms.

Another hot and muggy day on tap today. Highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s, but once we factor in the humidity, will feel like the upper 90s to near 100. Partly cloudy skies throughout the day. There will be a bit of a breeze out of the southwest, but conditions look to remain dry.

Our next chance of rain and storms will come on Sunday, thanks to a cold front. The best chance for showers and storms will be in the afternoon, so keep an umbrella handy! Highs in the upper 80s. Behind the cold front, there will be a little bit of relief from the heat and humidity, as temperatures dip to the 80s for the beginning of the workweek.

Heading into Thursday and Friday, we could even see highs in the mid to upper 70s, thank to another cold front.

Today: More clouds than sunshine. A little on the breezy side. Highs in the low 90s. Winds: S/SW 10-15 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Warm and humid. Lows in the low to mid 70s.

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed)

UV Index: Very High

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

We are keeping our eye on an area of low pressure located more than 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Conditions are favorable for a tropical depression to form by early next week, while the disturbance moves toward the west-northwest and then toward the northwest over the central Atlantic during the next few days.

Formation chance through 48 hours…high…70%

Formation chance through 5 days…high…90%

Cloudiness and showers located just north of the northern Leeward Islands are spreading west-northwestward with no signs of organization.  Environmental conditions are not expected to be conducive for significant development.

Formation chance through 48 hours…low…10%

Formation chance through 5 days…low…10%

A small area of disturbed weather associated with a weak low has formed between Cuba and the western Bahamas. This activity is expected to spread westward across southern Florida and the Florida Keys later today and Saturday. Upper-level winds are not favorable for additional development.

Formation chance through 48 hours…low…10%

Formation chance through 5 days…low…10%

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April Loveland
First Warning Meteorologist
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