Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast
***Freeze Warning in effect for until 9 AM Tuesday. Temperatures as low as 30 degrees possible. IMPACTS...Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation.
Even colder and breezy tonight. Expect clear skies with lows in the upper 30s near the coast, mid-to-low 30s inland. Winds are expected to turn westerly overnight and will be between 10 and 20 mph.
After a bitterly cold start, our Election day will feature "warmer" highs near 60, with sunny skies. Tuesday will still be breezy, with west winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Highs will warm to the mid 60s on Wednesday and the low 70s to end the work week. We will see sunshine most of this week with some extra clouds building in by Friday.
Rain chances will remain low through the end of the week and into the upcoming weekend.
Eta is moving toward the west-southwest near 7 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue through early Tuesday. A slower westward or west-northwestward motion is forecast to begin by Tuesday afternoon and continue through Thursday. On the forecast track, the center of Eta is expected to make landfall along the coast of Nicaragua within the Hurricane Warning area early Tuesday. The center of Eta is forecast to move farther inland over northern Nicaragua through Wednesday night, and then move across central portions of Honduras on Thursday. Reports from the Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds are near 150 mph with higher gusts. Eta is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 12 hours, and Eta could become a category 5 hurricane before it makes landfall. Weakening will begin after the cyclone moves inland. An Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter aircraft is currently investigating Eta and will provide more data tonight. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles.