First Warning Forecast: Tracking the threat of severe weather late Tuesday

Posted at 8:12 PM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 20:12:02-04

Partly cloudy overnight with dry conditions. Temperatures will dip into the low 70s. The Perseid Meteor Shower peaks tonight and early Tuesday morning. Viewing will be fair due to the partly cloudy skies and a nearly full moon. 10-15 meteors per hour are possible. Make sure you head to a dark place and give your eyes a good 30 minutes to adjust.

We are tracking a stormy and unsettled rest of the week.

A cold front will slowly approach on Tuesday. This will bring the chance for storms. The day will start out dry with sunshine. Clouds will increase as the day progresses and the front approaches. It will be the hottest day of the week with highs in the low 90s. It will actually feel like the triple digits due to the humidity. We are designating Tuesday as a First Warning Action Day due to the threat of severe weather. The Storm Prediction Center has northern portions of the viewing area in a level 2 for severe weather. That means a scattered severe storm is not out of the question. The rest of the area is at a level 1 which means an isolated severe storm is not out of the question. The biggest threat will be strong damaging wind gusts. Storms will stop popping up during the evening and overnight hours, so most of the daylight hours should be dry.

The stormy stretch of weather will continue into Wednesday as the cold front slowly crosses the region. This will give us the chance of showers and storms at times throughout the day. It will be another hot day with highs in the low 90s and heat index values near 100°.

Showers and storms at times on Thursday as the front stalls across North Carolina. We will see several disturbances move along the front. This will bring us showers and possible storms throughout the day. Temperatures will be closer to normal with highs in the mid 80s. Another unsettled day to end the work week. Temperatures will be in the mid 80s with scattered showers possible.

Right now, the weekend is looking dry and comfortable with highs in the mid 80s.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Medium-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 8 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme


Tropical Update

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Meteorologist April Loveland

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