Friday’s First Warning Forecast: Sunshine and 80s to end the work week

Posted at 9:05 AM, Oct 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-06 12:56:35-04

TGIF! High pressure continues to dominate the region today, bringing unseasonably warm temperatures and dry conditions. Temperatures will warm to the lower 80s, under clear to partly cloudy skies.

Another dry day on tap for Saturday. We’ll start the day with a little bit of patchy fog, followed by partly to mostly sunny skies. Highs in the low 80s. Conditions will turn unseasonably mild and humid late Saturday into Sunday. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a chance for  showers on Sunday. Highs in the low 80s.

As we head into the beginning of the work week, we will be keeping an eye on the remnants of Nate. We could see a little moisture Monday and Tuesday, followed by a strong cold front that will move in Wednesday. Temperatures will trend cooler behind the front, with dry conditions.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: A mix of sun and clouds. A slight chance for a stray shower (10%). Highs in the low and mid 80s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow night: Increasing clouds. Milder. Highs in the upper 60s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 6 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Moderate

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Nate continues to strengthen over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and is 175 miles SE of Cozumel, Mexico.  Nate is moving toward the NNW near 21 mph and this motion is expected to continue through Saturday, with a turn toward the N and NE expected Saturday night and Sunday. On the forecast track, the center of Nate will move across the northwestern Caribbean Sea today, and move near or over the northeastern coast of the Yucatan peninsula this evening. Nate will then move into the southern Gulf of Mexico tonight, approach the northern Gulf coast Saturday, and then move near or over the northern Gulf coast Saturday night or Sunday.

10:00 AM CDT Fri Oct 6

Location: 18.7°N 85.0°W

Moving: NNW at 21 mph

Min pressure: 996 mb

Max sustained: 50 mph

Meteorologist April Loveland

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