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First Warning Forecast: Scattered showers and storms today, mainly North Carolina

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Posted at 5:28 AM, Jun 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-15 13:48:34-04

Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast

A cold front will linger offshore today keeping a chance for showers and storms across NE North Carolina. There is a chance for severe storms for portions of the Outer Banks. The biggest threat will be damaging winds. Most of Virginia should stay dry this afternoon and evening with a mix of sun and clouds. Temperatures will warm to the low and mid 80s. Skies will be mostly clear overnight with lows in the mid and upper 60s.

It will turn less humid on Wednesday, but we will still have the chance for scattered storms. High temperatures will warm to near 80.

If you're not a fan of the heat and humidity, Thursday will be your day. Temperatures will warm to the upper 70s with low humidity. Skies will be partly cloudy. Overall, a very comfortable day for June.

Humidity levels will start to climb on Friday along with temperatures. Highs will warm to the mid 80s under mostly sunny skies.

A few disturbances will move in for the weekend. Most of Saturday will be dry and hot, with highs near 94 degrees. Keeping a slight chance for late-day storms.

Scattered storms will be possible on Father's Day, but shouldn't be a washout.

We'll have a little bit better chance to see showers and storms to kick off the work week with highs in the mid 80s.

Tropical Update
Tropical Storm Bill is moving very quickly to the northeast near 38 mph and a continued fast northeastward motion is expected through Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected today, but Bill is forecast to become a post-tropical low by this evening and dissipate on Wednesday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles from the center.Gradual development of this disturbance is possible during the next couple of days while it meanders near the coast of Mexico. The system should begin to move northward by midweek, and a tropical depression is likely to form late in the week when the low moves across the central or northwestern Gulf of Mexico.

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A broad area of low pressure over the Bay of Campeche and southern Mexico is expected to move little during the next day or two, and any development should be slow to occur during that time period due to its close proximity to land. A tropical depression is likely to form late in the week when the low moves across the central and northwestern Gulf of Mexico.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: MEDIUM (40%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: HIGH (80%)

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A tropical wave located several hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands is producing a large area of cloudiness and disorganized showers. Any development of this system should be slow to occur during the next few days. Thereafter, a combination of dry air aloft and strong upper-level winds will limit chances of formation while the wave moves over the central tropical Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: LOW (10%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: LOW (10%)

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Weather & Health

Pollen: Medium (Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Meteorologist April Loveland

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