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First Warning Forecast: Warmest day Wednesday, tropical moisture this weekend

Posted at 6:46 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 23:18:37-04

Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast

Mostly clear overnight. Not going to be quite as chilly. Expect lows in the mid and upper 50s.

High pressure will continue to be in control on Wednesday. Winds will switch to the southwest at 10-15 mph, which will bring in some warmer air. It will be the warmest day of the week with highs in the low to mid 80s.

A cold front will move through late Wednesday, but there isn't a whole lot of moisture associated with it, so just expect a switch in the winds to the northwest and a little cool down. Thursday will feature wall-to-wall sunshine as high pressure builds in from Canada with highs in the low 70s. It will be cool overnight with lows in the low and mid 50s.

Even cooler to end the work week with highs in the mid and upper 60s. Skies will continue to be mostly sunny early, with increasing clouds as the day and night goes on.

We are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Delta. It is expected to make landfall near Louisiana on Friday. The storm will weaken over land, but the moisture will spread over the Southeast. We could see rain from the leftovers of this system this weekend to early next week.

Tropical Update:

Extremely Dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Delta continues toward the northeastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, expected to bring a life-threatening storm surge and extreme winds.

-Located about 135 miles ESE of Cozumel, Mexico.
-Moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph .
-Maximum sustained winds 130 mph with higher gusts.
-Delta is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

On the forecast track, the center of Delta will move over the northeastern portion of the Yucatan Peninsula early Wednesday. Delta is forecast to move over the southern Gulf of Mexico Wednesday afternoon, be over the southern or central Gulf of Mexico through Thursday, and approach the northern Gulf coast on Friday. Delta is forecast to be an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane when it reaches the Yucatan peninsula Wednesday. Although some weakening is likely when Delta moves over the Yucatan peninsula, re-strengthening is forecast when the hurricane moves over the southern Gulf of Mexico.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles.

Meteorologist April Loveland

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