Tuesday’s First Warning Forecast: Extreme heat and humidity on the way again

Posted at 5:34 AM, Jul 18, 2017

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Gradual return of the heat and humidity… A stationary front continues to linger across the Carolina coast, keeping clouds and rain in the mix. Expect mostly to partly cloudy skies today with on and off showers and storms. Heavy downpours are possible but severe storms are unlikely. Highs will reach the upper 80s today, near normal for this time of year.

The stationary front will slowly drift southeast as we approach midweek. More sunshine will mix in and rain chances will drop for the second half of the work week. Expect partly cloudy skies with an isolated shower or storm possible for Wednesday. Highs will warm to near 90.

Heat and humidity will climb to end the week. Highs will return to the mid and upper 90s with afternoon heat index values to 105+.

Today: Mostly to Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms (30%). Highs in the mid to upper 80s. Winds: SW/S 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers/Storms (20%). Lows in the low to mid 70s. Winds: SW 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms (30%). Highs near 90. Winds: SW/SE 5-10

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low-Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 7 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Don weakens as it approaches the Windward Islands. TS Don is centered about 155 miles SE of Barbados and moving west at 20 mph. On the forecast track, the center of Don will move across the Windward Islands later today or tonight, and then move into the southeastern Caribbean Sea tomorrow.

Reports from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft indicate that the maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast before Don moves through the Windward Islands. The tropical storm is forecast to degenerate into a trough of low pressure late Wednesday or Wednesday night.

11:00 AM AST Tue Jul 18

Location: 11.5°N 58.0°W

Moving: W at 20 mph

Min pressure: 1011 mb

Max sustained: 40 mph


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