First Warning Forecast: Flash Flood Watch in effect through Sunday morning

Posted at 8:21 PM, Aug 15, 2020

Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast

Heavy rain will continue this evening and overnight leading to flash flooding in many areas. Several inches of rain has fallen already with another couple inches possible through Sunday. Remember, Turn around and don't drive across flooded roadways. Temperatures will stay fairly steady overnight in the low and mid 70s. Another cloudy and soggy day on tap Sunday. Temperatures will warm to the low and mid 80s. Expect showers and storms at times, especially during the morning and afternoon hours. Flash flooding may once again be an issue due to the already saturated ground. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for most of the area through early Sunday.

Craving some sunshine? It looks like by Monday we'll finally see some breaks in the clouds. A shower or two will be possible early but it does look like Monday afternoon will be mainly dry. Highs Monday will be in the upper 80s.

The unsettled weather will return on Wednesday through the end of the week with scattered showers and storms. Temperatures will warm to the upper 80s to near 90 by the end of the week.

Tropical Update:

Tropical Storm Josephine is moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue for the next day or two, followed by a turn toward the northwest and north early next week. On the forecast track, the center of Josephine is expected to pass to the northeast and north of the Leeward Islands today through tonight. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Josephine is now in an area of unfavorable upper-level winds, and weakening is expected during the next couple of days.

Tropical Storm Kyle is moving toward the east-northeast near 22 mph and this general motion is forecast to continue this evening. A turn toward the east is expected by late Sunday or early Monday. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected overnight, and gradual weakening is forecast to begin on Sunday. Kyle is expected to become post-tropical overnight or on Sunday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles from the center.

We're also watching...

A westward-moving tropical wave located over the central tropical Atlantic several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands is currently producing limited shower and thunderstorm activity. However, upper-level winds are expected to become a little more conducive for development by the middle of next week as the disturbance approaches the central and southern Lesser Antilles and moves into the eastern Caribbean Sea.

* Formation chance through 2 days: LOW (10%)

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

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