First Warning Forecast: More storm chances, then cooler air arrives

Posted at 7:06 AM, Jun 06, 2020

Forecast Warning Forecast: More scattered showers and thunderstorm chances later today...

A summer-like setup to kick off the weekend with very warm and muggy conditions. The best shower and storm chances will arrive Saturday afternoon and evening. Expect some dry time early along with rising heat ahead of the approaching cold front with highs near 90. The cold front arrives late, and it'll enhance shower and storm chances as it crosses the area.

A refreshing end to the weekend with drier and less humid conditions Sunday. Highs will only reach the upper 70s, which is going to be a 10 to 15 degree drop since Wednesday. Looking ahead, similar conditions are expected for early next week with highs near 80 and little rain chances.

Saturday: Very warm and muggy, near 90 with scattered shower/storm chances.

Sunday: Mostly sunny with a stray shower, slightly cooler and less humid.

Monday: Sunshine continues, upper 70s and comfortable with a cool breeze.

Tropical Storm Cristobal is slightly stronger in the central Gulf of Mexico. Cristobal's max sustained wind were measured at 50 mph with higher gusts at times Saturday morning. The third named storm of the year is on a northward track towards Louisiana, Mississippi and a section of the Florida Panhandle, where a Tropical Storm Warning is already in effect for the coastal region. The region is preparing for tropical storm winds this evening ahead of a the center of circulation.

Disturbance 1:
Watching an area in the Atlantic for tropical development. Right now, an area of low pressure is expected to develop several hundred miles east of Bermuda. The chance of development is 20% over the next five days. Some additional development is possible as it moves northwestward.