First Warning Forecast: Not quite as hot Wednesday, then triple-digit heat

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Posted at 5:20 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 23:25:00-04

Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast

Partly cloudy and warm overnight with lows in the mid 70s.

Expect a mixture of clouds and sunshine on Wednesday with highs in the upper 80s to near 90. It will be the most comfortable day of the week.

More sunshine heading into Thursday with highs in the low and mid 90s. Thursday will be the hottest day of the week as a warm front lifts over the area. Expect heat index values 100-105 degrees.

Temperatures will once again trend above normal to end the work week with highs in the low 90s. Rain chances will start to creep upward as well as a cold front approaches along with some possible remnant moisture from tropical storm Laura. Keeping a 20 percent chance on Friday. Higher chances heading into Saturday. Scattered storms along with gusty winds will be possible. Expect highs in the low 90s. Sunday won't be as hot and actually closer to seasonal with highs in the mid 80s under partly cloudy skies.

Partly cloudy and mostly dry Monday and Tuesday with highs in the low 80s.

Tropical Update:

Laura continues to strengthen and is expected to be a major hurricane at landfall.

Located 430 miles SE of Galveston, Texas.

Max Sustained Winds: 90 mph

Moving WNW at 17 mph

On the forecast track, the center of Laura will move across the northwestern Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday. The hurricane should approach the Upper Texas and southwest Louisiana coasts on Wednesday evening and move inland near those areas Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles.

Meteorologist April Loveland

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