Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast
Clouds will increase overnight and it will be very mild with lows in the 60s.
A slow-moving cold front along with tropical moisture will approach on Wednesday with rain moving in by the afternoon. Moderate to locally heavy rainfall will be possible. Winds will be out of the south at 10-15 mph, which will continue to usher in tropical air. It will be very warm and humid for this time of year ahead of the cold front with highs in the upper 70s to near 80!
Rain will continue overnight and Thursday. Widespread rain will be possible through the day Thursday with highs in the low 70s. A rumble of thunder is not out of the question.
Temperatures will be cooler behind the cold front on Friday with highs in the mid and upper 60s. We will see scattered showers throughout the day as the frontal system stalls along the coast.
High pressure will move in for the weekend, but there will still be a lot of moisture around, so keeping some scattered showers in the forecast for both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday will be much cooler with highs only near the 60 degree mark. Sunday we'll see temperatures warm to near 70.
Tropical Storm Eta a little stronger.
Eta is moving toward the north-northeast near 9 mph. On the forecast track the center of Eta will move closer to but offshore of the southwest coast of Florida on Wednesday, approach the west-central coast of Florida Wednesday night, and move inland over the northern portion of the Florida peninsula on Thursday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is forecast through Wednesday, and Eta could be near hurricane strength by Wednesday morning. Gradual weakening is expected to begin Wednesday night or early Thursday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center.
Tropical Storm Theta is moving toward the east-northeast near 12 mph.
Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 72 hours.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles from the center.
Meteorologist April Loveland
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