First Warning Forecast: Tracking afternoon scattered showers and storms

Posted at 11:07 PM, Aug 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-01 08:01:19-04

Clouds and sunshine to start the day. Temperatures will warm to the mid and upper 80s. Showers and storms will move in by the afternoon and evening. We are giving it a 40 percent chance, so the day will not be a complete washout. The pick of the weekend will be Sunday. We will have lower rain chances, only around 20 percent. Skies will be partly cloudy with highs in the upper 80s.

Labor Day will be warm and humid. Skies will be partly cloudy with highs in the upper 80s. We are keeping a 20 percent chance for a shower or storm.

The weather will be pretty consistent Tuesday through Friday. Highs will be in the mid and upper 80s and rain chances will sit right around 20 percent.

Today: A mix of sun and clouds. PM Scattered showers and storms (40%). Highs in the mid and upper 80s. Winds: S/SE 5-10 mph.

Tonight: A slight chance of showers and storms, otherwise, partly cloudy. Lows in the low 70s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 7 (High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Florence is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue through Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of Florence will continue to move away from the Cabo Verde Islands today. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. A gradual strengthening is forecast during the next several days.

8:00 AM AST Sat Sep 1

Location: 14.6°N 27.2°W

Moving: WNW at 14 mph

Min pressure: 1003 mb

Max sustained: 40 mph

Disorganized showers and thunderstorms extending from Hispaniola northward for a few hundred miles over the adjacent Atlantic waters are associated with a tropical wave interacting with an upper-level trough.  This activity is forecast to spread westward or west-northwestward enhancing the rainfall across portions of Hispaniola, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Bahamas, and Florida into early next week.  Strong upper-level winds are expected to prevent any development of this system during the next 2 to 3 days.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (0%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (20%)

Meteorologist April Loveland

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