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First Warning Forecast: Flood & severe threat making for a soggy Saturday

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Posted at 8:11 AM, Aug 07, 2021

Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast

A wet Saturday ahead. An area of low pressure will bring heavy rainfall today, which could lead to flash flooding. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through this evening. A strong to severe storm is also possible. The biggest threat will be damaging wind gusts, heavy rain and a spin up tornado.
Showers will start to move in this morning, becoming numerous by the later morning through this evening. 1-3 inches of rain is possible, with a few higher amounts. Temperatures will once again trend below normal thanks to all the cloud cover and rain. Expect highs mainly in the mid and upper 70s. It will be humid.

Clouds will stick around overnight with lows in the upper 60s to low 70s. High pressure will build in on Sunday with clearing skies as the day progresses. Temperatures will warm to the mid 80s.

Summer-like weather will prevail most of next week. Temperatures will warm to the upper 80s on Monday under mostly sunny skies. A hot and humid day on tap Tuesday with highs near 90. Both Wednesday and Thursday will feature a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the low 90s.

Thursday will be the hottest feeling day as dewpoints rise. It will feel closer to the triple digits.

A cold front will approach on Friday with a chance for afternoon storms. Highs will climb to 90 degrees.

Tropical Update

An area of low pressure located a couple hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Although environmental conditions are only marginally conducive, some slow development of this system is possible during the next few days while the system moves west-northwestward to westward across the eastern and central tropical Atlantic at 10 to 15 mph.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: LOW (20%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: LOW (30%)

A small but well-defined area of low pressure located over the eastern tropical Atlantic about a thousand miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands continues to produce limited shower activity. Some development of this low is possible while it drifts toward the west-southwest or west over the weekend and then moves a little faster toward the west-northwest over the central tropical Atlantic by the middle of next week.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: LOW (20%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: LOW (30%)

A tropical wave located over the west-central tropical Atlantic is producing limited shower activity. Significant development of this system is not anticipated as it moves west-northwestward across the Lesser Antilles and eastern Caribbean Sea during the early to middle part of next week.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: LOW (0%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: LOW (0%)

Meteorologist April Loveland

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