Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast
Expect partly cloudy skies overnight with lows in the low and mid 70s.
Not quite as toasty on Wednesday. Temperatures will warm to the mid and upper 80s. It will still be on the muggy side though. Shower and storm chances will increase by the afternoon as an area of low pressure slowly moves to the northeast and off the coast of the Carolinas. This area of low pressure could potentially become tropical of subtropical as it moves offshore. No matter what though, the area of low pressure is expected to produce locally heavy rainfall that could cause flash flooding across portions of the southeastern U.S. during the next couple of days.
Showers and storms will continue into Thursday and Friday. Temperatures will top out in the mid 80s due to the rain and clouds. The low pressure system will continue to pull to the northeast on Friday.
Even though the system will be moving away from the area on Saturday, several disturbances will move through bringing more showers and storms. The humidity will be on the rise as well as the temperatures. Expect highs in the low 90s, Saturday through Tuesday with heat index values from 100 to 105 degrees.
An area of low pressure located inland along the Georgia-South Carolina border southeast of Augusta, Georgia, continues to produce a large area of showers and heavy rain over portions of the southeastern United States. The low is expected to move slowly eastward overnight before turning east-northeastward on Wednesday. By Wednesday night and Thursday, the system is forecast to move generally northeastward near or just offshore the coast of the Carolinas and the mid-Atlantic states, and a tropical or subtropical cyclone could form later this week if the low moves over the warm waters of the western Atlantic. Regardless of development, the low is expected to produce locally heavy rainfall that could cause flash flooding across portions of the southeastern U.S. during the next couple of days.
* Formation chance through 2 days: MEDIUM (40%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: MEDIUM (50%)
Meteorologist April Loveland
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