Monday’s First Warning Forecast: Rain and a threat for severe storms
Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast
A soggy and stormy start to the week… A warm front will stretch through the region today, followed by a cold front tomorrow. Expect mostly cloudy skies today with several rounds of showers and storms possible. Rain chances will increase as we go through the day with the best chance for storms this evening and tonight. Strong to severe storms are expected. Our biggest threats will be localized flooding and strong gusty winds. Rainfall totals will reach 1” to 3” will locally higher amounts possible. Rain and storm chances will continue overnight and into Tuesday. Our threat for severe storms will drop tomorrow and rain chances will gradually taper off through the afternoon.
The cold front will linger to our south on Wednesday and Thursday. The exact location of the front will determine how much our rain chances will drop and how much sunshine we will see. As of now, it is looking like Wednesday will be the nicest day of the week, with the lowest rain chances. Rain and storm chances will increase again closer to the weekend as the stationary front lifts north and our next cold front starts to move in.
Today: Mostly Cloudy, Rain/Storms (70%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: S 5-15
Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Rain/Storms (80%). Lows in the low 70s. Winds: SW 5-15
Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Rain/Storms (70%). Highs in the low 80s. Winds: W/N/E 5-15
Weather & Health
Pollen: Low (Grasses)
UV Index: 5 (Moderate)
Air Quality: Good (Code Green)
Tropical Storm Franklin continues to gradually strengthen. TS Franklin is centered about 205 miles east of Belize City and moving WNW at 14 mph. On the forecast track, the center of Franklin will be near the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula this evening. Franklin is then expected to move across the Yucatan Peninsula tonight and on Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast until the center reaches the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula, and Franklin could be near hurricane strength by landfall. Some weakening is likely while the system moves across the Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday.
10:00 AM CDT Mon Aug 7
Location: 17.7°N 85.1°W
Moving: WNW at 14 mph
Min pressure: 999 mb
Max sustained: 60 mph
Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1918 Norfolk Record High Temp. 105°
1918 Salisbury Record High Temp. 106°
2003 F1 Tornado: York Co
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