First Warning Forecast: Seasonable temperatures on tap for Thursday

Posted at 11:34 PM, Sep 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-14 23:34:21-04

Meteorologist April Loveland’s First Warning Forecast

The First Warning Storm Team is tracking seasonable temperatures over the next few days.

A quiet night weather-wise on tap. A cold front will move through tonight and bring milder temperatures for Thursday.

On Thursday, expect highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s, thanks to the cold front. A chance for some showers and a possible storm. There isn’t a lot of moisture associated with this system, so we’ll give it a 20 percent chance. Winds will shift from the southwest to the northeast, and will be a little on the breezy side. This will bring some cooler air into the region.

We are watching Tropical Storm Julia. Julia is located 50 mph SSE of Charleston, South Carolina. As of now, most of the rain from Julia is expected to stay to our south.

Back to the 80s heading into the weekend with a mixture of sun and clouds. Another cold front will move in late Sunday into Monday with increasing chances for showers and storms.

Tonight: Partly cloudy and quiet. Lows in the low 70s. Winds: SW 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. Chance for a scattered shower (20%). Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. A bit breezy. Winds: NE 10-15

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Moderate (Ragweed)

UV Index: 8 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Julia is located 50 miles SSE of Charleston, South Carolina. Julia is moving ENE at 5 mph, and a slow erratic motion is expected over the next couple of days. On the current forecast track, Julia will meander off the northern Georgia and southern South Carolina coastlines through Friday. Sustained winds at 40 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is possible on Thursday, followed by some weakening.

Tropical Depression Twelve is moving westward away from the Cabo Verde Islands, and is currently located 255 miles from the Cabo Verde Islands. TD 12 is moving west at 14 mph and is expected to continue this motion for the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is expected during the next 24 hours. The depression could become a tropical storm on Thursday, followed by some weakening on Friday.

Tropical Storm Ian continues moving over the central Atlantic. Ian is about 670 miles east of Bermuda and moving north-northeast at 14 mph. This general motion is expected to continue through tonight. A turn to the northeast with a significant increase in forward speed is expected on Thursday. Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next day or so, and Ian is expected to lose its tropical characteristics on Friday.

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