First Warning Forecast: High pressure to bring days of sunshine

Posted at 6:13 PM, Oct 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-04 23:58:19-04

Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast

Mostly cloudy, then gradual clearing overnight. A lingering shower across North Carolina is possible. Lows will range in the 50s.

A few clouds to start the day Monday, but high pressure will build in which will help to clear the clouds as the day progresses. Expect highs in the low 70s.

Mostly sunny and a bit milder on Tuesday with highs in the low and mid 70s.

High pressure will continue to be in control on Wednesday. Winds will switch to the southwest which will bring in some warmer air. It will be the warmest day of the week with highs in the upper 70s to near 80.

A cold front will move through late Wednesday, but there isn't a whole lot of moisture associated with it, so just expect a switch in the winds to the northwest and a little cool down. Thursday will feature wall-to-wall sunshine with highs in the low 70s. It will be cool overnight with lows in the low and mid 50s.

Even cooler to end the work week with highs in the mid 60s. Skies will continue to be mostly sunny.

Some moisture will move in for the weekend. As of now, keeping a slight 20 percent chance for a shower both Saturday and Sunday, otherwise skies will be partly cloudy. Expect highs in the low 70s.

Tropical Update:

Tropical Storm Gamma continues to drift just north of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Located about 190 miles ENE of Progreso, Mexico.
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph
The tropical storm is drifting toward the east near 2 mph. Gamma is forecast to gradually turn toward the southwest or west-southwest on Monday and move slowly in that direction through mid-week. On the forecast track, the center of Gamma will continue to meander offshore of the northern Yucatan Peninsula tonight and pass near or just offshore of the northern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula on Monday and Tuesday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles from the center.

Tropical Depression Twenty Six is forecast to strengthen over the northwestern Caribbean Sea.
Located 75 miles SSW of Kingston, Jamaica
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph.
The system is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph. A west-northwestward to northwestward motion at a slightly faster forward speed is expected over the next few days. The system is forecast to move into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday night or early Wednesday. Strengthening is expected during the next few days and the system is forecast to be a tropical storm when it nears the Cayman Islands on Monday, and a hurricane when it moves near or over western Cuba on Tuesday.

Meteorologist April Loveland

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