First Warning Forecast: Back to the 90s, summer-like stretch returns

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Posted at 1:14 PM, Aug 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-09 17:58:06-04

Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast

A summer-like pattern will prevail this week. High pressure will be in place which will help to keep us dry for the most part. We'll keep a slight chance for a spotty shower or storm, otherwise expect partly to mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will warm to the upper 80s today, but it will feel closer to the low 90s with the humidity. Skies will be partly cloudy overnight with lows in the low 70s.

Soaring to the 90s on Tuesday. Expect highs in the low 90s with heat index values in the upper 90s. Skies will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy.

We'll continue to crank the heat on Wednesday and Thursday. Highs will warm to 92 degrees with heat index values in the triple digits.

A cold front will approach as we end the work week. Storm chances will go up a bit, but it will still be hot and humid with highs in the low 90s.

Showers and storms will be possible heading into the weekend. Saturday will have highs in the upper 80s. A bit of a cool down on Sunday with highs in the low 80s.

Tropical Update

Potential Tropical Cyclone Six

Disturbance approaching the Lesser Antilles forecast to become a tropical storm tonight.

Located about 165 miles ESE of Dominica.

Max sustained winds: 35 mph

Moving WNW at 15 mph.

On the forecast track, the system is expected to move through a portion of the southern Leeward Islands tonight, pass near or over the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico late Tuesday and Tuesday night, and near or over Hispaniola on Wednesday. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and the disturbance is expected to become a tropical storm tonight.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: HIGH (80%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: HIGH (80%)

Meteorologist April Loveland

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