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First Alert Forecast: hot and stormy into Tuesday, several spots worth watching in the tropics

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An approaching cold front will bring a hot and potentially stormy Tuesday. A slightly cooler and less stormy pattern will follow the front for the middle of the week. 

MONDAY NIGHT FORECAST: Expect partly cloudy skies. Chance of a storm will be near 30 or 40%. Temperatures will dip to the low 70s for lows amid light southwest breezes.

TUESDAY FORECAST: Temperatures will soar to highs in the lower 90s (inland) and upper 80s (beaches). The chance for showers and storms will grow to near 50 or 60% for the afternoon. Main storm threats: downpours, lightning, locally gusty winds.

EXTENDED FORECAST: Expect generally lower (10 - 30%) daily rain chances from the midweek through the weekend days. Daytime highs: mainly 80s in this period. Enjoy!  

TROPICAL WAVE NEAR THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN: The National Hurricane Center suggests a large, disorganized wave of low pressure has a 50% chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm as it gets near the northern Caribbean islands later this week. We'll watch it very closely!

TROPICAL WAVE NEAR THE COAST OF AFRICA: A strong low pressure wave moved off the west coast of Africa Monday. Storm development will be possible from this as it pushes northwestward over open Atlantic Ocean water through the rest of the week.

First Alert Meteorologists Gannon Medwick, Colin Hackman, Eric Davis, and Iisha Scott will keep you updated.

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