First Warning Forecast: Sunny, cold and windy to start the week, then milder by Thanksgiving

Posted at 1:32 PM, Nov 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-21 13:32:44-05

Sunny, cold and windy to start the week, then milder by Thanksgiving….There’s quite a bite to the air today as strong west-northwest winds blow in some very chilly weather our way today. But as we go through the week, we’ll see warmer conditions. However, a chance for showers on Thanksgiving will be the trade off.

As we move through our Monday afternoon, expect plenty of sunshine. Highs will be in the lower 50s. It will be windy today, with winds from the west-northwest between 10 and 20 mph, with gusts to 25 mph. Tonight, we’ll see mostly clear skies with overnight lows in the lower 30s. Winds will blow in from the northwest between 10 and 15 mph.

On Tuesday, we’ll start the day with temperatures in the 30s. By afternoon, highs will climb into the low and mid 50s under mostly sunny skies.

By Wednesday, highs will climb in the mid and upper 50s. We’ll see a few more clouds building in all ahead of our next weather system, a cold front, that will move in on Thanksgiving Day. That front will spread a few showers our way. However, the entire holiday won’t be a washout. Otherwise, we’ll see clouds and highs in the mid 60s. On Black Friday, we’ll start the morning with temperatures in the mid 40s. Highs will rise into the lower 60s.

This Afternoon: Mostly Sunny. Cold and Windy. Highs in the low 50s. Winds: W 10-20 mph, gusts to 25.

Tonight: Clear Skies. Cold and Breezy. Lows in the low 30s. Winds: NW 10-15 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly Sunny and Breezy. Highs in the low to mid 50s. Winds: NW 5-15 mph.

Wednesday: Sun and Clouds. Mild. Highs in the mid 50s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low (Mixed)

UV Index: 3 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

Tropical Update

1:00 PM EST Mon Nov 21
Location: 11.5°N 79.3°W
Moving: Stationary
Min pressure: 1000 mb
Max sustained: 50 mph

Tropical Storm Otto forms in the southwestern Caribbean Sea. Otto has been nearly stationary for the past several hours, but a west-southwestward to westward drift is expected over the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next two days. Otto could become a hurricane during the next couple of days.


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