Monday’s First Warning Forecast: A warm and sunny Labor Day

Posted at 5:35 AM, Sep 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-04 12:06:12-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

A sunny and warmer start to the week… Highs will warm into the mid 80s this afternoon, about 5 degrees above normal. We will see plenty of sunshine today with no rain and light winds. Temperatures will fall into the upper 60s overnight with mainly clear skies.

Tuesday will start with sunshine but clouds will build through the afternoon as a cold front approaches. Highs will warm into the upper 80s tomorrow. A few showers are possible Tuesday afternoon but rain chances will increase overnight and into Wednesday morning. Expect mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and storms Wednesday as the cold front moves through.

Cooler air will move in behind the front for the end of the week. Highs will drop into the mid 70s by Thursday. Skies will clear on Thursday with plenty of sunshine by Friday.

Today: Mostly Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: SW 5-10

Tonight: Mainly Clear. Lows in the upper 60s. Winds: SW 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Isolated PM Showers (20%). Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: SW 5-15

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 8 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Tropical Update

Hurricane Warnings issued for parts of the Leeward Islands, Hurricane Watches for the British and U.S. Virgin Island and Puerto Rico. Irma is centered about 560 miles east of the Leeward Islands and moving WSW and 14 mph. On the forecast track, the center of Irma will move near or over portions of the northern Leeward Islands Tuesday night and early Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 120 mph with higher gusts. Irma is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Additional strengthening is forecast through Tuesday night.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles.

11:00 AM AST Mon Sep 4

Location: 16.8°N 53.3°W

Moving: WSW at 14 mph

Min pressure: 944 mb

Max sustained: 120 mph

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