Wednesday’s First Warning Forecast: Flirting with the 90s today

Posted at 5:16 AM, Sep 14, 2016

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Hot today, cooler tomorrow… A cold front building in from the west will really shape our temperatures for the next few days. Southwest winds will bring in warmer air today with highs reaching to near 90. Expect plenty of sunshine with a few clouds building this afternoon. A stray shower is possible tonight but chances will be slim.

The cold front will build through on Thursday, increasing our cloud cover and rain chances. Expect a mix of partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and storms possible. Winds will shift behind the front to the north and NE, bringing in cooler air. Expect highs in the upper 70s.

We are watching Tropical Storm Julia. It is along the Atlantic coast of Florida and Georgia now and is expect to slowly drift north. There is a range a variability between the forecast models on where this system and/or the leftovers will go. As of now, most of the rain from Julia is expected to stay to our south.

Highs will warm back into the 80s this weekend. We will see a nice mix of sun and clouds for most of the weekend. Another cold front is set to move in late Sunday and into Monday, increasing our chances for showers and storms.

Today: A Few Clouds, Warmer. Highs near 90. Winds: SW 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Stray Showers (10%). Lows in the low 70s. Winds: SW 5-10

Tomorrow: A Few Clouds, Isolated PM Showers (20%), Warmer. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: SW 5-10

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Moderate (Ragweed)

UV Index: 7 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Julia formed last night in northeast Florida and is moving slowly along the Georgia coast. Julia is about 20 miles NE of Brunswick, GA and moving NNE at 6 mph. Slow and erratic motion is expected over the next couple of days. Julia is likely to meander near the northern Georgia or southern South Carolina coastlines through Thursday. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Slow weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Julia is expected to become a tropical depression overnight. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles to the northeast of the center.

Tropical Depression Twelve has formed over the western Cabo Verde Islands. TD 12 is moving WNW at 14 mph and a gradual turn toward the west is expected during the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Slight strengthening is expected during the next 24 hours, and the depression could become a tropical storm tonight. After that time, some weakening could occur as the cyclone encounters unfavorable upper-level winds.

Tropical Storm Ian continues moving over the central Atlantic. Ian is about 700 miles east of Bermuda and moving north at 20 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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