First Warning Forecast: Patchy fog and a few showers possible to start the week

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Posted at 8:07 PM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 23:23:43-04

Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast

Clouds will start to build in overnight along with some patchy fog. Expect calming winds and lows in the low 70s.

Patchy fog to start the day Monday. A few showers will be possible during the day as a cold front moves north to south through the area, otherwise expect more clouds than sunshine. Highs in the low 80s. Dewpoints will be in the low 70s, so it will be another humid day. Skies will be partly cloudy Monday night with lows in the upper 60s.

Behind the cold front, temperatures will be cooler, and the humidity will be much lower. Expect a nice taste of fall both Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday will be a bit on the breezy side with winds out of the northeast at 15-20 mph. Temperatures will be below-normal only warming to the mid 70s. Skies will be partly cloudy and rain chances will remain low. A bit warmer on Wednesday with highs in the upper 70s under mostly sunny skies. Thursday should be mostly dry as well with clouds building in as the day progresses. Rain chances will increase late. Dewpoints will rise to the mid 60s, so it will be a bit sticky and temperatures will be warmer with highs near 80.

A front along with some possible moisture from Tropical Storm Sally will move in to end the work week. Keeping chances around 40 percent as of now. Expect high temperatures near 80 degrees.

A big cool down on tap for the weekend. Expect highs in the low and mid 70s with dewpoints in the 50s. Fall is starting to show itself!

Tropical Update:

Hurricane Paulette—eye and eyewall nearing Bermuda. Hurricane conditions expected within the next few hours.
Located about 80 miles SE of Bermuda.
Maximum Sustained Winds: 85 mph, with higher gusts
Moving toward the northwest near 13 mph.
On the forecast track the eye of Paulette will move near or over Bermuda early Monday morning.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles.
**Swells generated by Paulette are affecting the east coast of the United States. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

Tropical Depression Rene forecast to become a remnant low soon.
Located about 1130 miles NE of the Leeward Islands.
Maximum Sustained Winds: 30 mph, with higher gusts
Moving toward the west near 2 mph.

Tropical Storm Sally is forecast to slow down and become a hurricane on Monday. Life-threatening storm surge, hurricane-force winds, and heavy rainfall expected along portions of the northern Gulf Coast starting on Monday.
Located about 140 miles S of Panama City, Florida and about 185 miles ESE of the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Maximum Sustained Winds: 60 mph, with higher gusts
Moving toward the northwest near 8 mph.
On the forecast track, the center of Sally will move over the north-central Gulf of Mexico on Monday, and approach the northern Gulf Coast within the hurricane warning area on Tuesday. Sally is expected to move slowly northward near the northern Gulf Coast through Wednesday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles.

Tropical Depression Twenty is forecast to strengthen, potentially becoming a powerful hurricane over the central Atlantic by the latter part of the week.
Located 1025 miles W of the Cabo Verde Islands.
Maximum Sustained Winds: 35 mph, with higher gusts
Moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph.
Strengthening is anticipated and the system is forecast to become a hurricane in a couple of days.

Meteorologist April Loveland

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