Patrick's First Warning Forecast
While we have enjoyed some beautiful summer weather for the long holiday weekend, things will be getting ugly as we head toward the end of the workweek.
We are tracking tropical storm Elsa, which will be crossing Cuba tonight with its eyes on Florida and eventually our part of the world.
The eventual track and timing for Elsa are still not clear, but it does look like the storm will bring us some heavy downpours, gusty winds and even the threat for tornadoes on Thursday into Thursday night before exiting the area quickly on Friday morning.
Before Elsa arrives, it will be hot and muggy. We expect plenty of sunshine on Tuesday and Wednesday and that will help warm us up into the low-to-mid 90s.
With a healthy dose of humidity, our heat index values will approach 100°, especially on Wednesday.
After Elsa exits the area, we can expect some pretty typical July weather Friday and through the weekend. That means highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s with a 20 to 30% chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms.