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First Warning Forecast: Severe storms with heavy rain possible late Saturday

Posted at 6:36 PM, Aug 14, 2020

First Warning Forecast:
Severe storms with heavy rain possible Saturday...

Showers will be possible Friday night but will not be as widespread. It'll be a muggy night with lows in the mid 70s.

Saturday will feature a mix of sun and clouds with scattered showers and storms. We'll have a greater risk of severe weather, especially during the evening, with some storms producing heavy rain, gusty winds and even an isolated tornado. Flash flooding will be our biggest threat due to our already saturated local soils. High temperatures will reach the mid to upper 80s which is near normal for this time of year.

Showers and storms will also be possible Sunday but overall coverage should not be as big. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny as highs reach the mid to upper 80s.

Tropical Update:

Tropical Storm Kyle is located 250 miles ESE of Atlantic City, New Jersey. Kyle is moving toward the east-northeast near 16 mph. A slightly faster east-northeastward or eastward motion is expected during the next few days. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is possible during the next day or so. Kyle is forecast to become post-tropical by Sunday night. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles from the center.

Tropical Storm Josephine is slightly stronger. Located 375 miles east of the Northern Leeward Islands. Josephine is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days followed by a turn toward the northwest late this weekend or early next week. On the forecast track, the center of Josephine is expected to pass to the northeast of the Leeward Islands over the weekend. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected through Saturday. After that, Josephine is expected to weaken as it encounters unfavorable upper-level winds. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the center.