Thursday’s First Warning Forecast: Feeling like the 90s

Posted at 5:03 AM, Oct 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-04 09:18:10-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Sunny but warm and muggy today… Highs will warm into the upper 80s this afternoon. With the humidity, it will feel more like the low to mid 90s. We will see mostly sunny skies today with just a few clouds mixing in. Clouds will start to build in late tonight as a cold front approaches.

A cold front will slowly move through Friday to Saturday. Rain chances will be slim but the front will bring in a cool down and extra clouds. Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies Friday with isolated showers possible. Highs will drop into the low 80s but it will still be muggy.

We will see a mix of sun and clouds this weekend, with more clouds on Saturday and more sun on Sunday. An isolated shower is possible, but rain will not be widespread. Highs will remain in the upper 70s to low 80s and it will still be humid for this time of year.

Today: AM Fog, A Few Clouds. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: W 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the low 70s. Winds: SW 5-10

Tomorrow: Mix of Clouds, Isolated Showers (20%). Highs near 80. Winds: N 5-15

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low-Medium (Ragweed, Sagebrush)

UV Index: 6 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

October 4th

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Tropical Update

Hurricane Leslie still lingering over the central Atlantic. Leslie is centered about 455 miles east of Bermuda and moving north at 8 mph. This motion with an increase in forward speed is expected through tonight. A reduction in speed is forecast on Friday and Friday night, with Leslie accelerating toward the east or ESE over the weekend.

Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next several days.

5:00 AM AST Thu Oct 4

Location: 31.4°N 57.1°W

Moving: N at 8 mph

Min pressure: 976 mb

Max sustained: 80 mph

We are tracking a broad area of low pressure over parts of Central America and the western Caribbean Sea. This system is accompanied by an extensive area of disorganized clouds and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions could become less hostile this weekend and early next week, allowing for some slow development in this region as the system drifts northwest.

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

* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (30%).

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