First Warning Forecast: Remnants of Ida bringing in a threat for severe weather

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Posted at 4:29 AM, Sep 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-01 12:21:45-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Threat of severe storms… The leftovers of Hurricane Ida will move over the Mid-Atlantic today and tomorrow. Expect a mix of partly to mostly cloudy skies today with scattered showers and storms, starting this afternoon and continuing overnight. Some storms could be strong to severe with gusty winds, heavy downpours, and isolated tornadoes possible. Highs will warm to the upper 80s today, but it will feel more like the mid to upper 90s. Winds will pick up today, reaching 10 to 20 with gusts to 30 mph by this afternoon.

Showers will linger for Thursday morning but taper off by midday. Expect mostly cloudy skies today start with clearing skies in the afternoon. Highs will only reach the upper 70s tomorrow. It will still be windy with west winds turning north at 10 to 20 and gusts to 30 mph.

The end of the week looks very nice! Expect mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 70s and lower humidity on Friday. We will warm back to the low and mid 80s this weekend with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.

Today: Mix of Clouds, Showers/Storms. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: S 10-20G30

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Showers/Storms. Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: S 10-15

Tomorrow: AM Showers, Clearing Skies. Highs near 90. Winds: W/N 10-20G30

Weather & Health

Pollen: Medium-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 8 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update
Ida is now post-tropical and centered about 45 miles SSW of Elkins, WV. A general NE motion is expected to continue. Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast later today and tonight as Ida moves offshore.

Tropical Depression Kate is centered about 900 miles NE of the Leeward Islands. Kate will continue moving generally north over the next few days. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is anticipated over the next several days. Kate is expected to become a remnant low tomorrow and dissipate entirely on Friday.

Tropical Storm Larry strengthens as it moves quickly westward over the eastern tropical Atlantic. Larry is centered about 275 miles SW of the Cabo Verde Islands and moving west at 22 mph. This general motion should continue through Thursday. A gradual turn toward the WNW and a decrease in forward speed is expected Thursday night and Friday. Maximum sustained winds are now near 50 mph with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast, and Larry is expected to become a hurricane on Thursday.

An area of low pressure continues to produce disorganized shower activity over the southwestern Caribbean Sea. Some slow development of this system remains possible over the next couple of days if it remains over open water while moving WNW or NW at 5 to 10 mph near the coast of Central America. The system will have another opportunity for gradual development in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.
* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (30%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (30%)

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