First Warning Forecast: AM Clouds, PM Sunshine Tuesday, tracking another Warm up!

First Warning Forecast: AM Clouds, PM Sunshine Tuesday, tracking another Warm up!
Posted at 11:23 PM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 06:09:50-04

A cold front will move across the area this morning leading to cloudy skies and areas of sprinkles. Winds will briefly pick up behind the passage of the front out of the northwest between 10 and 15 mph. Skies will clear from north to south behind the front and sunshine will return during the afternoon. Thanks to the wind shift, we’ll have lower humidity today and cooler high temperatures in the low 80s.

High pressure will build in behind the cold front tonight. Skies will be clear overnight and temperatures will be comfortable and in the low 60s.

It’ll be nice and dry on Wednesday with highs in the low 80s under mostly sunny skies.

Get ready for another big warm up on Thursday. Temperatures will soar to 90 degrees, which is well above-normal for this time of year! A cold front will move through late, but again rain chances will remain low.  Temperatures will drop behind the front and we’ll have a slight 20 percent chance for a shower.

Quiet weather looks to continue to end the work week. High temperatures will be in the low 80s. Warming up a bit for the weekend. Expect highs in the mid 80s with low rain chances. Summer looks like it’s going to hang on over the next 7 days.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Medium (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 7 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Karen (strengthened again) is moving toward the north-northwest near 7 mph. A north-northeastward motion is forecast tonight through Wednesday night. On the forecast track, the center of Karen will pass near or over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands today, and then move over the western Atlantic tonight and Wednesday.

Tropical Storm Lorenzo is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph. A west to west-northwest motion is expected for the next few days. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph with higher gusts. Lorenzo is forecast to become a hurricane later today and could become a major hurricane on Thursday.

Tropical Storm Jerry is moving toward the north near 8 mph, and this general motion should continue through tonight. A turn to the northeast is expected on Tuesday, followed by a turn to the east-northeast on Wednesday. A turn to the northeast is expected by tonight, followed by a turn to the east-northeast on Wednesday.  On the forecast track, the center of Jerry is expected to pass near Bermuda on Wednesday. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next few days.

1. A weak area of low pressure centered near the north coast of the Yucatan peninsula is producing a small area of disorganized cloudiness and showers. Some slow development of the low is possible while it moves slowly westward across the southwestern Gulf of Mexico during the next few days before it reaches the northeast coast of Mexico late Friday or Saturday.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percent.

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