Wednesday’s First Warning Forecast: The 80s are on the way again

Posted at 5:21 AM, Oct 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-04 10:52:33-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Warmer temperatures on the way… We will see a mix of clouds today with slim rain chances. Temperatures will warm into the mid and upper 70s this afternoon, about 5 degrees warmer than yesterday. Winds will be light but shifting from NE to SE. Lows will fall to near 60 tonight with partly cloudy skies.

More sunshine will mix in tomorrow with highs warming into the low 80s. Highs will return to the low and mid 80s for the end of the work week and weekend. We will see plenty of sunshine on Friday with more clouds building in for the weekend. Rain chance will increase for Sunday and Monday.

Today: Partly Cloudy. Highs in the mid to upper 70s. Winds: NE/SE 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows near 60. Winds: S 5-10

Tomorrow: A Few Clouds, Warmer. Highs in the low 80s. Winds: SW/S 5-10

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low-Moderate (Ragweed, Sagebrush)

UV Index: 6 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Moderate

Tropical Update

Tropical Depression 16 forms in the SW Caribbean Sea. TD 16 is centered about 210 miles SSE of the Nicaragua/Honduras border and moving NW at 7 mph. On the forecast track, the depression should be nearing the coast of Nicaragua early Thursday, move across northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras late Thursday, and emerge into the northwestern Caribbean Sea on Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. The depression is expected to become a tropical storm later today or tonight.

11:00 AM EDT Wed Oct 4

Location: 12.2°N 81.9°W

Moving: NW at 7 mph

Min pressure: 1005 mb

Max sustained: 35 mph

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