Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast
The front though brought us all the showers and storms on Saturday has stalled just to the north of us. This will make for an unsettled stretch of weather. Rounds of showers and storms will be possible during the day today. Flash flooding will be possible for the entire area. One of the big differences will be the temperatures. Temperatures will fall into the mid 80s bringing much needed relief from several days in the 90s. It will however, still be humid.
Rounds of showers and storms will continue to be possible on Monday with highs in the low and mid 80s. Localized flooding will once again be a concern. Especially in areas that have already seen rain from Saturday and Sunday.
Not as wet on Tuesday and temperatures will begin to warm to the mid and upper 80s. Still keeping a chance for a few showers and storms.
The unsettled weather will continue into the end of the week with a lot of moisture available due to the atmospheric setup. Temperatures will continue to trend in the 80s. Keep the umbrella handy this week!
Tropical Storm Fred is located about 195 miles SW of Tampa, Florida.
Fred is moving toward the north-northwest near 12 mph, and this motion should continue through tonight. A turn toward the north is expected on Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Fred should move across the eastern and northern Gulf of Mexico through Monday, then make landfall in the western Florida Panhandle Monday afternoon or Monday night.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is expected until landfall, while Fred is expected to weaken quickly after landfall.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the center.
Tropical Storm Grace is located about 85 miles S of San Juan Puerto Rico.
Grace is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph. A continued west-northwestward motion at a slower forward speed is expected over the next few days. On the forecast track, the center of Grace will move over Hispaniola on Monday, near or over eastern Cuba on Tuesday, and near or over west-central Cuba on Wednesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is expected before Grace reaches Hispaniola on Monday. Weakening is forecast as the system crosses Hispaniola Monday and Monday night. Little change in strength is expected on Tuesday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center.
Meteorologist April Loveland
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