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Overnight: mostly cloudy, very slight chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms, low in the upper 60s. Saturday: warm and humid, chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms, high in the upper 80s, wind variable 4-8 m.p.h. Saturday night: mostly cloudy, low in the upper 60s. Sunday: warm and humid, partly cloudy with a slight chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms, high in the upper 80s, wind south 5-10 m.p.h.
A small upper level low near Lake Michigan will move slowly eastward across the Lower Great Lakes to start the weekend. The upper low contains slightly cooler air aloft and it will enhance the instability of the air and make it easier for thunderstorms to form. As the temperature rises on Saturday the atmosphere could again become more unstable and new thunderstorms may develop. Boundaries left behind by previous storms could provide sources of convergence and rising motion to initiate the development of new storms. Humid air and slow moving thunderstorms create the potential for locally heavy rainfall and flash flooding. Storms should start to diminish on Saturday night as the temperature cools. The upper low will weaken and move east of our area on Sunday. That will make the air a little more stable and so the chance for thunderstorms will be less. **Tropical Storm Fred** At 11:00 p.m. EDT on Friday the center of Tropical Storm Fred was located at latitude 22.8N and longitude 40.1W which put it about 1305 miles southwest of the Azores. Fred was moving toward the west-northwest at 10 m.p.h. The maximum sustained wind speed was 40 m.p.h. and the minimum surface pressure was 1008 mb. **Eastern North Pacific Tropical Storm Kevin** At 11:00 p.m. EDT on Friday the center of Tropical Storm Kevin was located at latitude 22.7N and longitude 115.2W which put it about 340 miles west of the southern tip of Baja California. Kevin was moving toward the north at 8 m.p.h. The maximum sustained wind speed was 45 m.p.h. and the minimum surface pressure was 1001 mb. **Central North Pacific Post Tropical Storm Ignacio** The Central Pacific Hurricane Center has declared Ignacio to be an extratropical cyclone and has issued its last advisory on it. At 11:00 p.m. EDT on Friday the center of Post Tropical Storm Ignacio was located at latitude 35.5N and longitude 164.5W which put it about 1060 miles north-northwest of Honolulu, Hawaii. Ignacio was moving toward the north at 16 m.p.h. The maximum sustained wind speed was 65 m.p.h. and the minimum surface pressure was 985 mb. Some forecast models suggest that he low pressure system that was Ignacio could affect the weather in Ohio in about 10 days. **Central North Pacific Hurricane Jimena** At 11:00 p.m. EDT on Friday the center of Hurricane Jimena was located at latitude 20.3N and longitude 145.6W which put it about 620 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii. Jimena was moving toward the northwest at 3 m.p.h. The maximum sustained wind speed was 75 m.p.h. and the minimum surface pressure was 981 mb.
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