First Warning Forecast: Heat, humidity, and a threat for severe storms

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Posted at 5:06 AM, Jun 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-14 10:55:21-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Back to the summer-like heat, humidity, and storms… Highs will warm to the upper 80s today. The humidity will make it feel more like the low 90s. Expect partly cloudy skies today with scattered showers and storms firing up this afternoon. Strong to severe storms are possible with damaging wind gusts, localized flooding, and pockets of hail possible.

Scattered showers and storms will continue Tuesday as a cold front moves through the region. Highs will reach the mid 80s tomorrow as humidity begins to fall. Highs will drop to the low 80s on Wednesday with another chance for scattered showers and storms.

We will see more sunshine for Thursday and Friday. Highs will drop to the upper 70s on Thursday, but warm back to the mid 80s on Friday. Expect more heat and humidity this weekend.

Today: Partly Cloudy, Afternoon Storms. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: S 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Lows near 70. Winds: S 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Storms. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: W/N 5-15

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low-Medium (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Tropical Update

Tropical Depression Two is located about 105 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. The depression is moving toward the northeast near 21 mph, and this general motion is expected through Wednesday with increasing forward speed. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. The depression is expected to become a tropical storm by tonight and could continue to strengthen on Tuesday. It would become tropical storm Bill. The system should begin to weaken by Tuesday night and is expected to dissipate on Wednesday.

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A broad low pressure area is located over the Bay of Campeche. Some slow development of this disturbance is possible during the next few days while it meanders near the coast of Mexico, and a tropical depression could form late in the week when the system begins to move slowly north.
* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (20%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: Medium (60%)

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A strong tropical wave just offshore of west Africa is producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity. Some development of this system is possible during the next few days before a combination of dry air aloft and strong upper-level winds limit any chance of formation while the wave is over the central tropical Atlantic Ocean late week.
* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (10%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (20%)

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