Myles Henderson’s Live VIPIR Forecast

More heat and storms… Today will be another very summer-like day with heat, humidity, and storms. Expect a mix of partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and storms. Strong to severe storms are possible, with gusty winds and heavy downpours possible. Highs will reach to the upper 80s but it will feel more like the low 90s. Rain chances will remain for Saturday as a front slides to our south but that will also bring in cooler temperatures. Highs will cool into the mid 80s on Saturday and low 80s on Sunday. Expect more sunshine, low rain chances, and highs below normal early next week.

 

Today: Partly to Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(30%). Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: NE/N 5-10

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(30%). Lows in the low 70s. Winds: NE 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly to Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(30%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: NE 5-15

 

Tropical Update

We continue to track a small low pressure area moving over the Leeward Islands. Environmental conditions are expected to be more conducive for development when the disturbance moves near the southeastern Bahamas on Saturday, and a tropical depression is likely to form over the weekend or by early next week. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate this system this afternoon.

Formation chance through 48 hours: High (60 percent)

Formation chance through 5 days: High (80 percent)

 

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: High

 

Today in Local Weather History (National Weather Service)

August 22nd

1969 Hurricane Camille: Flooding James, Appomatax

2009 Hurricane Bill Off VA Coast generates large swells

 

 

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