First Warning Forecast: Comfy temps, plus tropical waves

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Posted at 6:58 PM, Aug 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-30 09:27:45-04

First Warning Forecast

Less heat and humidity... A mini taste of fall as some inland areas awake in the 60s. This is temporary relief from triple-digit heat after the passing cold front and remnants of Laura.

Right now, mid 80s with a north wind today will offer temporary relief between now and midweek. 90s are coming back for late week with slight shower and storm chances.

Meanwhile, watch for an uptick in humidity along with storm chances Monday and Tuesday. An area of low pressure is expected to lift north along the warm front Monday into Tuesday. An isolated risk for severe storms should remain for areas to our southwest over central North Carolina.

Stay updated on the tropics as depression may form just offshore with impacts on our marine forecast, but there are no direct likely for us.

Tropical Update:

DISTURBANCE 1: A tropical wave is moving away from the Lesser Antilles. Some gradual development of this system is possible during the next several days while it moves westward at 15 to 20 mph into the eastern and central Caribbean Sea.

* Formation chance through 2 days: LOW (20%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: LOW (30%)

DISTURBANCE 2: Another tropical wave is located over the eastern Atlantic Ocean just southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. This system is expected to move very slowly for the next several days, but right now this system is producing little shower activity. Some development is possible early next week over the eastern or central tropical Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 2 days: LOW (0%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: LOW (30%)

DISTURBANCE 3: A low pressure area is expected to form off the southeastern coast of the United States within the next couple of days. Additional development is possible as the system moves east-northeastward across the northwestern Atlantic Ocean. It may become a tropical depression in a few days.

* Formation chance through 2 days: MEDIUM (50%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: HIGH (70%)