Thursday’s First Warning Forecast: More rain and storms to end the week
Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast
Several days with rain and storms… We will see a mix of sun and clouds today with a few scattered showers and storms popping up this afternoon (20-30% chance). Our threat for severe storms is lower than yesterday, but a thunderstorm or heavy downpour is still possible. Highs will drop to the mid and upper 80s today, near normal for this time of year. It will be humid today so it may feel more like the low 90s this afternoon.
We will see partly to mostly cloudy skies on Friday with more showers and storms, especially in the afternoon and evening (60% chance). Highs will drop to the mid 80s but it will still be muggy.
Rain and storm chances will continue for the weekend. Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies on Saturday with scattered showers and storms (50% chance). Highs will drop to the low and mid 80s but it will still be humid. We will see partly cloudy skies on Sunday with scattered showers and storms (30% chance).
Today: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: W/N/E 5-10
Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Lows in the low 70s. Winds: SE 5-10
Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Showers/Storms. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: E 5-10
Weather & Health
Pollen: Low-Medium (Grasses)
UV Index: 7 (High)
Air Quality: Good (Code Green)
Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1977 Tornado: Louisa Co
An area of disturbed weather located near the northwestern Bahamas is forecast to move north, producing locally heavy rainfall over portions of Cuba, the Bahamas, and Florida during the next day or two. Conditions could briefly become marginally conducive for development over the weekend before the system merges with a front and accelerates NE off the southeastern U.S. coast on Sunday.
* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (near 0%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (10%)
We are tracking a broad low pressure system located about 1000 miles WSW of the Cabo Verde Islands. Gradual development of this system is expected for the next day or so while it moves WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Environmental conditions could become more supportive by Saturday and a tropical depression is likely to form over the weekend, several hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles.
* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (20%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: High (70%)
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