First Warning Forecast: Stretch of 90s and mostly dry conditions

Posted at 7:41 PM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 00:01:57-04

Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast

Mostly cloudy and warm overnight with lows in the mid 70s.

More clouds than sunshine on Monday with highs near 90 and heat index values close to 100 degrees. Most areas will stay dry, but an isolated shower is not out of the question. Temperatures will once again be warm overnight Monday with lows near 75.

High pressure will continue to build in through Tuesday, keeping us mostly rain-free. A few clouds to start the day Tuesday, with clearing as the day progresses. Temperatures will once again soar to the low 90s with heat index values in the triple digits. Summer is still here! A cold front will approach late Tuesday and early Wednesday, so a stray shower is not out of the question.

Expect a mixture of clouds and sunshine on Wednesday with highs in the upper 80s to near 90.

More sunshine heading into Thursday with highs in the low and mid 90s. Thursday will be the hottest day of the week as a warm front lifts over the area. Expect heat index values 100-105 degrees.

Temperatures will once again trend above normal to end the work week with highs in the low 90s.

Rain chances will start to creep upward by Saturday as a cold front approaches along with some possible remnant moisture from tropical storm Laura. Expect highs in the upper 80s. Sunday won't be as hot and actually closer to seasonal with highs in the mid 80s under partly cloudy skies.

Tropical Update:

Tropical Update: Tropical Storm Laura

Tropical Storm Laura strengthens a little near Eastern Cuba.Located about 125 miles SE of Camaguey, Cuba

Max Sustained Winds: 65 mph

Moving WNW at 21 mph

A turn toward the northwest is forecast by Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of Laura will move near or over southern coast Cuba tonight and Monday and move over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico Monday night and Tuesday. Laura is expected to move over the central and northwestern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday night and Wednesday.

Gradual strengthening is expected, and Laura is forecast to become a hurricane by early Tuesday.Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles from the center.

Hurricane Marco Hurricane Hunters find Marco has weakened. Now a Tropical Storm. Located about 185 miles SSE of the mouth of the Mississippi River

Max Sustained Winds: 70 mph

Moving NNW at 12 mph

Tropical Storm Marco is moving toward the NNW near 12 mph, A continued north-northwestward motion is possible tonight, but a turn toward the northwest is expected by Monday morning.

Marco is forecast to approach the coast of Louisiana by Monday afternoon, and then turn westward and move near or over the coast through Tuesday. Fluctuations in intensity are possible during the next 24 hours, but Marco is forecast to weaken rapidly by early Tuesday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center.

Meteorologist April Loveland

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