First Warning Forecast: Warming trend begins, rain returns

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Posted at 5:26 PM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 05:47:27-04

First Warning Forecast

Clear skies this morning ahead of a sunny Wednesday afternoon. Today begins a warming trend as highs return to seasonal norms in the upper 70s.

The sun may look a little hazy due to the wildfire smoke in the air.

Thursday will also feature near normal highs in the upper 70s, but clouds will increase throughout the day. Strong high pressure will keep rain chances low through the work week.

By the upcoming weekend, tropical moisture from the remnants of Post-Tropical Storm Beta may move in across the region leading to a chance of rain both Friday and Saturday. Highs this weekend will stay seasonable near 80.

Tropical Update:

Remnants of Beta is moving toward the east-northeast near 9 mph and this general motion is expected to continue through Friday. Max sustained winds are near 30 mph with higher gusts. Despite being a weaker system, the remnants of Beta continue to be a huge rainmaker for areas in its near future.

Post-Tropical Storm Teddy is moving toward the north-northeast near 16 mph, and a turn toward the north-northeast is expected by early Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center will move over eastern Nova Scotia on Wednesday, and then near or over Newfoundland by Wednesday night, and be east of Labrador on Thursday. Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 520 miles from the center.