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First Warning Forecast: A cold front will bring big changes our way

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Posted at 6:42 PM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 18:42:18-04

After another unseasonably warm day today…there are some changes headed our way.

We’ll see partly cloudy skies overnight with some patchy fog developing. Lows in the lower 60s.

As we head into Friday, rain chances will increase from west to east as a cold front moves in from the west. We will also see clouds increase as well. So by the afternoon, expect some rain chances (30%).

High temperatures will be in the mid 70s. As the front sweeps through, our winds will increase from the northwest between 10 to 20, with gusts up to 25 and 30 mph.Most of the rain should move out late Friday night into early Saturday morning. Then, we’ll see partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies on Saturday. More sun is expected on Sunday. Highs will settle into the low and mid 60s this weekend!

We’re also keeping a close eye on a tropical wave near the Bahamas. The system still has a good chance of developing into a named storm over the next several days as it moves northward. The cold front that is expected to move in from the west by Friday should help push this system away from the U.S. and out to sea this weekend. If the system is named, it would be named “Otto.”

Tonight: A Few Clouds and Mild. Low temperatures in the mid 60s. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Patchy AM Fog. Partly Sunny. Chance of Showers (30%). Becoming windy. High temperatures in the mid 70s. Winds: NW 10-20 mph, with higher gusts.

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: Moderate

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: High

Tropical Update

An elongated area of low pressure located a couple of hundred miles northeast of the Central Bahamas is moving northwestward at about 10 mph.  This system has become slightly better organized since yesterday, and it could still become a subtropical or tropical cyclone before it merges with a cold front over the western Atlantic Friday night.  A NOAA reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the area this afternoon.  Regardless of development, locally heavy rainfall is possible over portions of Hispaniola today.

Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…50 percent

Formation chance through 5 days…medium…50 percent

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April Loveland
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