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First Warning Forecast: More showers and storms to end the week and trending cooler

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Posted at 6:38 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 23:46:30-04

Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast

More showers and storms to end the week and trending cooler...

Lows will be in the low 70s and fog will be likely especially inland.

A stationary front will move in and stall out across the Southeast for the end of the week. We will see more clouds with a bigger chance for showers and storms for Thursday, and Friday. Highs will linger in the mid 80s.

Scattered showers and storms will continue for the weekend, with heat and humidity building. Expect highs in the upper 80s with afternoon heat index values in the mid to upper 90s.

Tropical Update:

Tropical Depression Thirteen forms over the central Tropical Atlantic. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 20 mph and this motion is expected to continue for the next few days. On the forecast track, the depression is expected to move near or north of the northern Leeward Islands by late Friday and near or north of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Saturday. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts.

A tropical wave and accompanying broad area of low pressure is producing a concentrated area of showers and thunderstorms over the central Caribbean Sea. This system is gradually becoming better organized, and a tropical depression is likely to form in a couple of days when the system reaches the northwestern Caribbean Sea. This low pressure area is moving westward, and interests in Honduras and the Yucatan Peninsula should closely monitor its progress. Regardless of development, this disturbance will likely produce heavy rains across a large portion of Central America and southeastern Mexico late this week and this weekend.

*Formation chance through 2 days: HIGH (70%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: HIGH (80%)

A tropical wave over western Africa is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. This wave is expected to move over the far eastern tropical Atlantic on Friday, and some slow development is possible through the weekend while it moves west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph across the eastern tropical Atlantic.

*Formation chance through 2 days: LOW (10%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: MEDIUM (40%)

Meteorologist April Loveland

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