First Warning Forecast: Plenty of sunshine, warming to 80 by midweek

Posted at 5:31 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 23:15:51-04

Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast

Skies will continue to be mostly clear this evening and overnight. Temperatures will fall into the 50s.

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.

We are keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Delta. It is expected to make landfall near Louisiana as a hurricane on Friday. The storm will weaken over land, but the moisture will spread over the Southeast. We could see rain from the leftovers of this system this weekend and into the start of the work week.

Tropical Update:

Hurricane Delta continues to strengthen.

Located about 170 miles SW of Negril, Jamaica.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 80 mph.

Delta is moving toward the west-northwest near 7 mph. A faster northwestward motion is expected Tuesday through Wednesday night. On the forecast track, the center of Delta is expected to pass southwest of the Cayman Islands early Tuesday, and approach the northeastern portion of the Yucatan peninsula and the Yucatan Channel Tuesday night. Delta is forecast to move over the southern Gulf of Mexico early Wednesday, and be over the south-central Gulf of Mexico late Wednesday and Thursday. Delta is expected to be a major hurricane when it nears the Yucatan Peninsula.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 10 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles.

Gamma becomes post-tropical.

Located about 85 miles ENE of Progreso, Mexico.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 35 mph.

Gamma is moving toward the southwest near 6 mph. On the forecast track, the center of the post-tropical cyclone should move inland over the northwest coast of the Yucatan peninsula Tuesday and remain over the northern portion of the peninsula and dissipate Wednesday.

Meteorologist April Loveland

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