Wednesday’s First Warning Forecast: Sunny today but showers on the way

Posted at 5:32 AM, Nov 23, 2016

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Tracking rain to end the week… Bundle up again this morning. Most areas will start in the 20s and 30s again today. Highs will reach the mid 50s this afternoon. Expect sunshine this morning through the early afternoon. Clouds will begin to build in later this afternoon and evening as a cold front and area of low pressure start to build in.

Clouds will continue to mix in tonight with lows in the low 40s. Expect mostly cloudy skies on Thanksgiving with scattered showers as a cold front slides toward the East Coast. Most of the showers will be mid-morning to early afternoon. Overall rainfall totals will be between a tenth to a quarter of an inch with localized higher numbers possible. Highs will warm into the low 60s on Thursday.

An area of low pressure will build across the Mid-Atlantic on Friday giving us a mix of partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies. Scattered showers are possible Friday afternoon. Highs will return to the low 60s. Expect sunshine and highs in the 50s for the weekend.

Today: Mostly Sunny to Partly Cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s. Winds: N 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the low 40s. Winds: S 5-10

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers (40%). Highs in the low 60s. Winds: SW 5-10

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low (Mixed)

UV Index: 3 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

Tropical Update

Otto is back to tropical storm strength. Otto is moving WNW at 5 mph and this motion is expected to continue today. A turn toward the west and an increase in forward speed are expected tonight and Thursday. On the forecast track, the center of Otto will move onshore on Thursday, and reach the Pacific coast of southern Nicaragua or northern Costa Rica Thursday night or early Friday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 70 mph with higher gusts. Otto is expected to restrengthen into a hurricane before it makes landfall on Thursday, with weakening forecast after the center moves inland. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles.

7:00 AM EST Wed Nov 23

Location: 11.0°N 80.5°W

Moving: WNW at 5 mph

Min pressure: 994 mb

Max sustained: 70 mph


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