First Warning Forecast: Dry and warmer today, unsettled stretch ahead

Dry and warmer today, unsettled stretch ahead
Posted at 9:15 AM, Oct 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-03 11:44:01-04

Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast

Tracking the warmest day over the next week and an unsettled stretch.

We'll start with sunshine and then a few clouds will build in as the day progresses. Temperatures will warm to the mid and upper 80s. Dew points will start to rise a bit as well, so you will start to feel a little more moisture in the air. Today will be the warmest day we'll have over the next seven days.

More clouds build in overnight with lows in the mid 60s.

We've been spoiled with the dry weather and sunshine, but things are about to take a turn. Expect more cloud cover to start the work week as a slow moving cold front approaches the region. Highs will warm to the low 80s. Keeping a slight chance for a spotty shower.

The rest of the week is looking unsettled and uncertain.We are expecting more clouds and the chance for showers and storms, but just how wet each day will be is still changing.

Partly cloudy on Tuesday with scattered showers. Highs will be in the low 80s.

Conditions will start to feel more humid by midweek. Dew points will rise to near 70. Scattered storms will be possible on both Wednesday and Thursday with highs in the mid and upper 70s. Another chance for showers to end the work week. Highs will once again top off in the mid and upper 70s. Shower chances will continue into Saturday.

Tropical Update

Sam is a category 2 hurricane and is moving toward the northeast near 16 mph. A northeastward motion at a faster forward speed is expected over the next couple of days. The cyclone is forecast to slow down over the north Atlantic around midweek. Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next few days, and Sam is expected to transition into a powerful post-tropical cyclone on Monday. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 240 miles.

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Tropical Depression Victor is moving toward the northwest near 12 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue over the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Some gradual weakening is expected during the next couple of days, and Victor is forecast to become a remnant low by late Monday and dissipate on Tuesday.

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