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First Warning Forecast: Tracking a stormy and humid stretch of weather

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Posted at 5:52 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 23:23:39-04

Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast

Mostly cloudy overnight with a chance of showers. Temperatures will dip into the low 70s.

Rain chances continue to rise on Wednesday. Expect the best chance to see wet weather during the afternoon and evening hours. Highs will warm to the low 80s, but it will feel sticky due to rising humidity. Heavy rain will be possible which could lead to some localized flooding.

The cloudy skies with scattered showers and storms will continue for Thursday and Friday as the front remains along the coast. We should see a bit more sunshine mix in this weekend, but scattered showers and storms are still possible. Highs will remain in the low to mid 80s.

The unsettled weather will continue into the work week bringing a chance of scattered showers and storms.

Tropical Update:

Paulette is a little weaker tonight.

Paulette is moving toward the northwest near 9 mph. A slightly faster motion toward the west-northwest is expected on Wednesday, a westward motion is forecast on Thursday, followed by a turn back toward the west-northwest or northwest by late Friday. Satellite-derived data indicate that maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 60 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast tomorrow, with slow weakening anticipated on Thursday and Friday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles from the center.

Rene weakens to a tropical depression west of the Cabo Verde Islands.

The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph, and a motion toward the west or west-northwest is expected over the next couple of days, followed by a turn to the northwest. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 35 mph with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast, and Rene is expected to regain tropical storm strength later this morning, and become a hurricane in a couple of days.

Meteorologist April Loveland

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