First Warning Forecast: Last sizzling day, then some relief

Posted at 7:44 PM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 10:23:07-04

KJ's First Warning Forecast

90s today, 80s tomorrow!

Yet, it'll feel like 105 to 110 this afternoon along with a few showers and storms. Storm chances will increase later this afternoon and evening with an isolated strong or severe storm possible. The main threat is damaging wind gusts. Meanwhile, a pretty nice looking day - just be mindful of heat-related concerns as you go about your day. A Heat Advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m.

CHANGE IS COMING... An approaching cold front will drive up our rain chances into Friday with another round of strong to severe storms possible. More clouds early Friday and close proximity of the front will help limit tomorrow's warm-up. Expect upper 80s with lowering humidity levels.

Dry, abnormally hot conditions will return early next week... Monday and Tuesday with highs in the mid and upper 90s and with heat index values up to 110 degrees.

Tropical Update:

Tropical Depression Eight is on track for a Texas landfall with several inches of rain for the coastal region. The depression is crossing the Gulf at 9 mph to the west/northwest. A Tropical Storm Watch is effect for portions of Texas in preparedness for the storm. Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is expected, and the depression could become a tropical storm in a day or so.

Gonzalo is likely to become a hurricane later today. It's moving west at 12 mph in the Atlantic towards the Windward Islands. On the forecast track, the center of Gonzalo would approach the Windward Islands late Friday and Saturday with impacts such as wind and rain. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph with higher gusts. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Barbados, which means hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area. Further strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and Gonzalo is expected to become a hurricane on Thursday.

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