Tuesday’s VIPIR Forecast: Sunny and warm

Posted at 4:59 AM, May 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-05 10:17:39-04

Sunny and warm… Expect plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures again today. Highs will return to the low 80s today with just a few clouds mixing in with the sunshine. A few more clouds will mix in for Wednesday as a stationary front dips just to our north. This front could also trigger a few isolated showers tomorrow afternoon. Temperatures will slip back into the 70s for the second half of the week. We are keeping a close eye on an area of low pressure near the Bahamas. This system has the potential to form into a tropical system later this week. As of now, the low is projected to drift onshore over the Carolinas. The exact track and development of this system will greatly impact the forecast for the end of the week. Stay tuned for updates.

Today: A Few Clouds, Breezy. Highs in the low 80s. Winds: SW 10-15

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows near 60. Winds: S 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Isolated PM Showers(20%). Highs near 80. Winds: S 5-10

Tropical Update

We are tracking a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms from the northwestern Caribbean Sea across Cuba, southern Florida, and the Bahamas. An area of low pressure is expected to form during the next day or two. The low could gradually acquire subtropical characteristics over the next few days while it moves slowly northward.

Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (20%)

Formation chance through 5 days: Medium (40%)

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate-High (Oak, Birch, Sweet Gum)

UV Index: 8 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low-Moderate

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

May 5th

1834 Tornado: Lunenburg, Nottoway, Dinwiddie, Prince George Co

1989 F1 Tornado: Louisa Co

2004 Severe Thunderstorm: Hanover, Henrico, Prince George, Northumberland Co - Hail 0.75"-2.75"

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