Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast
Showers and areas of fog will be possible overnight and early Wednesday. Expect lows in the low and mid 70s.
Heat and humidity continue to build into midweek. Expect highs around the 90 degree mark on Wednesday, but it will feel closer to the triple digits. We will continue with a chance for some scattered showers and storms. Thursday will be the hottest day of the week with a high of 94, with a heat index value of 100-105 degrees.
A cold front will move in on Friday bringing a chance for some showers and storms. It will still be hot with highs in the low 90s. Once the cold front moves through, we will get to enjoy a comfortable start to the holiday weekend. Saturday will feature lower humidity and highs in the low and mid 80s along with plenty of sunshine. Sunday will also be comfortable with highs in the low and mid 80s.
Tropical Storm Nana is a little stronger...located about 320 miles ENE of Limon, Honduras.
Nana is moving toward the west near 18 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue through Wednesday. A westward or west-southwestward motion is expected Wednesday night and Thursday. On the forecast track, Nana will be moving near but north of the coast of Honduras on Wednesday and likely be approaching the coast of Belize Wednesday night and early Thursday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 mph, with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is expected, and Nana is forecast to become a hurricane on Wednesday or Wednesday night before it reaches the coast of Belize. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the center.
Tropical Storm Omar continues to move away from land with no change in strength.
Located about 310 miles E of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
Omar is moving toward the east-northeast near 14 mph, and this motion is expected to continue through Wednesday. A turn to the east is forecast to occur Wednesday night. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Little change is strength is expected through Wednesday. A weakening trend should begin Wednesday night, and Omar is expected to degenerate into a remnant low by Thursday night. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center.
A small area of low pressure has formed about midway between the Windward Islands and west Africa. Upper-level winds are marginally conducive for some slow development this week as the system meanders in the central tropical Atlantic Ocean.
* Formation chance through 2 days: LOW: (20%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: LOW (30%)
A tropical wave is expected to emerge off the coast of Africa in about a day and merge with a disturbance centered about 200 miles southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands in a couple of days. Gradual development of this system is then possible, and this system could become a tropical depression by this weekend while it moves slowly westward over the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean.
* Formation chance through 2 days: LOW ( 10%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: MEDIUM (60%)
Meteorologist April Loveland
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