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Scattered storms today, watching the tropics

1 month 1 week 1 day ago Friday, October 23 2020 Oct 23, 2020 October 23, 2020 5:50 AM October 23, 2020 in Weather
Source: WBRZ Weather

Today and Tonight: Scattered showers and storms will continue across the area into tonight, as a weak cold front moves through the area. Unfortunately, temperatures on the other side of the front will still be warm. Overnight lows will be in the mid-60s. 

If you need to know exactly when and where afternoon showers pop up, you can track it out on the WBRZ Weather app. It is a free download on your Apple or Android device. It will alert you when rain and lightning are in your area.

Up next: The rain chances go down for the weekend and temperatures will be down slightly as well. Highs will be near 85 on Saturday and Sunday. A set of cold fronts are set to move through our area next week. Rain will spark up along the fronts and temperatures will no longer be above normal. Meaning, afternoon highs will be in the very low 80s and upper 70s. Click here to see the 7-day forecast. 

IN THE TROPICS



A disturbance in the Caribbean has become better organized and the NHC has now given the area a HIGH chance of development over the next few days.


The future of this disturbance is uncertain and forecast models are not in agreement on where the system will track. What makes the forecast complex is the potential for interaction with cold fronts that are expected to track towards the area next week. So, timing and strength of the fronts will be key.

The GFS model has a significant cold front just west of Louisiana on Wednesday afternoon, pushing eastward into Thursday. This should steer the system to our east and keep us on the drier side. Again, it is too early to specify what exactly will play out, but this is how things are looking currently.

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