Saturday’s First Warning Forecast: Back to the 80s, slight chance for an isolated shower

Posted at 11:21 PM, Sep 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-16 23:21:53-04

The First Warning Storm Team is tracking temperatures back in the 80s for the weekend.

Partly to mostly cloudy skies for Saturday. Highs back into the 80s. An isolated shower is possible, but rain chances will be limited. Winds will back down slightly with east winds at 5 to 15 mph. There is a high risk of rip currents, so exercise caution if you’ll be at the beach. Heading into Sunday, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies with highs in the mid 80s. Expect showers and storms Sunday night and into Monday as a cold front moves through.

We are keeping an eye on Julia, lingering off of the SC coast. Julia and the leftovers will slowly drift off the coastline for the next several days. Most of the rain from Julia is expected to stay to our south but we will see some rough surf and high risk for rip currents for the next several days.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with an isolated shower possible (20%). Lows near 70. Winds: E 5-15

Tomorrow: Partly to mostly cloudy, isolated showers (20%). Highs in the low 80s. Winds: E 5-15

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed)

UV Index: 5 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Tropical Update

Julia has weakened to a depression and is going nowhere for now. The system is located 275 miles SSE of Cape Fear, North Carolina. Julia is barely moving toward the west near 2 mph. Maximum sustained winds of 35 mph with higher gusts. A gradual decay of the cyclone is forecast over the next few days.

Tropical Storm Karl continues moving west over the eastern tropical Atlantic. Karl is centered about 875 miles WNW of the Cabo Verde Islands or 1630 miles east of the Leeward Islands and moving west at 15 mph. This general motion is expected to continue through Saturday. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.

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