First Warning Forecast: Dreary, much cooler Sunday

Posted at 7:24 PM, Oct 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-25 08:25:41-04

First Warning Forecast

A mild, but cloudy start this morning. Expect better rain chances around midday with scattered showers possible this afternoon. Highs in the low/mid 60s and breezy today.

Warmer Monday and Tuesday with highs in the mid 70s with isolated rain chances. A slightly higher chance of getting wet by Wednesday, but cooler conditions after the passage of another cold front.

The end of the week is still uncertain. Keeping rain chances for Thursday and Friday as a front along with remnant moisture from what is now Tropical Storm Zeta. High pressure should build in just in time for the weekend, making for a dry Halloween. Halloween is looking to be dry, but very cool with temperatures near 62.

Tropical Update:

Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the Caribbean. The Greek named storm has 40 mph max sustained winds as it camps out in the northwest Caribbean. Zeta is about 305 miles south-southeast of the western tip of Cuba. The storm is forecast to become a hurricane within the next 48 to 72 hours and track towards of the U.S. Gulf coast states.

Hurricane Epsilon is accelerating toward the northeast near 30 mph. Continued acceleration in that direction is expected for the next day or two. Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is possible through the weekend, but once again this storm is no threat to us.