Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast
Partly cloudy overnight with lows in the upper 60s and low 70s.
Temperatures will be very similar to start the work week, but the humidity with start to creep up into the mid 60s, which is still not too bad for us here in Hampton Roads. An area of low pressure along with a warm front will move in on Monday and Tuesday, which will keep us on the unsettled side. Expect skies to be partly cloudy with a chance for an isolated shower or storm during the evening and overnight. High temperatures will be in the low and mid 80s. Expect lows in the low 70s.
Scattered showers and storms will be possible Tuesday afternoon, otherwise expect more cloud cover with highs in the low and mid 80s. Meteorological Fall also begins on Tuesday.
Heat and humidity continue to build into midweek. Expect highs around the 90 degree mark on Wednesday, but it will feel closer to the triple digits. Thursday will be the hottest day of the week with a high of 92, with a heat index value of 100-105 degrees. A cold front will move in on Friday bringing a chance for some showers and storms. It will still be hot with highs in the low 90s. Once the cold front moves through, we will get to enjoy a comfortable start to the holiday weekend. Saturday will feature lower humidity and highs in the low and mid 80s along with plenty of sunshine.
We are keeping an eye on a broad area of low pressure over the eastern Caribbean Sea. Environmental conditions are expected to gradually become more conducive for development, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the next day or two while the system moves moves westward at about 15 mph.
* Formation chance through 2 days: HIGH (70%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: HIGH (80%)
An area of low pressure is developing a couple of hundred miles east of Jacksonville, Florida. Environmental conditions appear conducive for some additional development, and a tropical depression is likely to form by the middle of the week while the system moves northeastward or east-northeastward, initially parallel to the southeastern coast of the U.S. and then away from land.
* Formation chance through 2 days: MEDIUM (60%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: HIGH (70%)
A new tropical wave is expected to emerge off the coast of Africa in a couple of days. Gradual development of this system will be possible through the end of the week while it moves slowly westward over the far eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean.
* Formation chance through 48 hours: LOW (0%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: LOW (30%)
A westward-moving tropical wave is located over the eastern Atlantic Ocean, several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. This system is producing limited shower activity, and any development of this system should be slow to occur due to unfavorable environmental conditions.
* Formation chance through 2 days: LOW (0%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: LOW (20%)
Meteorologist April Loveland
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