Thursday Afternoon Update 4:01 PM

Our weather continues to look very nice! We will have a mostly clear sky tonight and this will allow us to cool into the lower 50s. After another cool start tomorrow, afternoon temperatures will rebound into the lower to middle 80s. You can expect lots of sunshine for tomorrow, with a partly sunny sky on Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will remain very pleasant during the day, with cool nights.

A strong area of low pressure continues to pound away at the Carolinas. This system will be tracking inland towards the Appalachians. This may bring us a few more clouds over the weekend, with a north wind. This system has brought 60 mph wind gusts to the east coast. Also, Tropical Storm Kyle just formed north of Puerto Rico. Kyle is expected to track northward and strengthen into a hurricane and the forecast track keeps this system just off shore as it passes New England.

The low pressure area over the Carolinas will help to carve out a trough over the eastern U.S. We will have partly cloudy skies developing by Tuesday, with a few showers possible. A cold front will drop in as the trough opens the gate to colder air. Showers will be possible next Wednesday followed by a cool down into the upper 40s Wednesday night.

I was back on the road today visiting a fun group of kids at Cottondale Elementary School. Today I visited the second grade bulldogs! I will have some video tonight on the news and this will be posted later on our kid’s page.

Wes Wyatt
WVUA Chief Meteorologist

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Kyle Forms!

LOW PRESSURE AREA FINALLY DEVELOPS INTO A TROPICAL CYCLONE…

INTERESTS IN BERMUDA SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF KYLE.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA…INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS…PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT AND
SATELLITE IMAGES INDICATE THAT THE LOW PRESSURE AREA THAT MOVED
NORTHWARD FROM HISPANIOLA HAS DEVELOPED INTO A TROPICAL STORM.

AT 500 PM AST…2100Z…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM KYLE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 23.5 NORTH…LONGITUDE 68.3 WEST OR ABOUT 645
MILES…1035 KM…SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF BERMUDA.

KYLE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 8 MPH…13 KM/HR…AND THIS
GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH…75 KM/HR…WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES…165 KM
FROM THE CENTER.

THE HURRICANE HUNTERS REPORTED A MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE OF 1001
MB…29.56 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 500 PM AST POSITION…23.5 N…68.3 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD…NORTH NEAR 8 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1001 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
1100 PM AST.

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WVUA-TV’s Richard Scott