First Warning Forecast: Scattered showers to end the work week, not a washout

Posted at 7:41 PM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-27 23:33:26-04

Showers and storms will be possible overnight with lows in the mid and upper 60s. Patchy fog is also possible.

Friday will be a 50/50 day. The best chance for showers will be in the morning. We should get a break by lunch time, then another chance for some scattered showers and possible storms later in the afternoon. Temperatures will warm to near 80.

The weekend is looking sunny and seasonable. More clouds to start the day Saturday with gradual clearing throughout the day. We are keeping a slight 20 percent chance for a stray shower. Highs will be in the upper 70s.

Sunday is looking like the pick of the weekend. We’ll see highs in the mid and upper 70s under clear to partly sunny skies.

The dry and comfortable stretch will continue through Wednesday. We’ll have low rain chances, clear to partly sunny skies and highs in the upper 70s and low 80s. Lows will drop into the 60s overnight.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 6 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

Kirk is moving toward the west near 12 mph, but is expected to resume a west-northwestward motion by early Friday and then increase in speed into the weekend. On the forecast track, Kirk’s center will move across the eastern and central Caribbean Sea over the next couple of days. Data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph, with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is anticipated during the next couple of days while the system moves over the eastern Caribbean Sea. Kirk is forecast to become a tropical depression Friday night, and degenerate into a trough of low pressure by Saturday.

11:00 PM AST Thu Sep 27

Location: 13.8°N 61.4°W

Moving: W at 12 mph

Min pressure: 1002 mb

Max sustained: 50 mph

Post-Tropical Cyclone Leslie, located over the central Atlantic Ocean several hundred miles west of the Azores, remains a powerful non-tropical low with storm-force winds. The associated shower activity has gradually become better organized around the low’s center since yesterday, and Leslie is expected to again become a subtropical storm, or possibly a tropical storm, on Friday while it moves west-southwestward at about 10 mph over the north-central Atlantic. For more information on this system, see High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: High (90%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: High (90%)

Shower activity has changed little in organization near an area of disturbed weather located about 300 miles south-southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This system is expected to merge with a frontal system and move north-northeastward over increasingly colder waters overnight, and no additional development is forecast. For more information on this system, see High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service.

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

* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (0%)

Meteorologist April Loveland

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