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First Warning Forecast: Cold front to bring cooler temperatures

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Posted at 11:53 PM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 23:53:46-04

A cold front will bring some changes 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%). Looks like most of the rain should move out overnight Friday, but a lingering shower is possible into Saturday morning. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s. Winds will increase later in the day out of the northwest as the front moves through.

After a slight chance for a lingering morning shower, we’ll see partly cloudy skies Saturday, with breezy conditions. Highs in the low to mid 60s, but will feel a little chillier due to the wind. Sunday is looking like the pick of the weekend. We’ll see more sunshine and highs in the mid to upper 60s.

We’re also  continuing to keep an 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: Partly cloudy. Lows in the low to mid 60s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Watch out for some morning patchy fog on your morning commute. Partly cloudy with a better chance of showers at night. Becoming windy. High temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Winds: W 10-20 mph, with higher gusts.

Tomorrow night: Scattered showers (30%) Windy and cooler. Lows in the lower 50s. 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 little over 200 miles east of the northwestern Bahamas is moving northwestward. Data from a Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicated that the low does not have a well-defined center. Thunderstorm activity continues to be limited. This system 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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