Wednesday’s VIPIR Forecast: Tracking a coastal low

Posted at 5:40 AM, May 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-06 08:26:39-04

Tracking a coastal low… We will see another nice day today with some extra clouds mixing with the sunshine. A few isolated showers will try to sneak in this afternoon as a stationary front lingers to our north. Highs will reach to near 80 this 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 south Florida. This system is projected to drift up the east coast and near the Carolina coastline on Friday. The exact track and development of this system will greatly impact the forecast for the end of the week. As of now, we can expect scattered showers, increased winds, rougher surf and the potential for minor coastal flooding for Friday and Saturday.

Today: Partly Cloudy, Isolated PM Showers(20%). Highs near 80. Winds: SW/SE 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers(20%). Lows near 60. Winds: SE 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, Isolated Showers(20%). Highs in the mid 70s. Winds: E 5-10

Tropical Update

We continue to track disorganized showers and thunderstorms over parts of Florida and the Bahamas. Conditions are expected to become gradually more favorable for development over the next day or so while the system moves slowly north. A subtropical or tropical cyclone could form by Thursday or Friday.

Formation chance through 48 hours: Medium (60%)

Formation chance through 5 days: Medium (60%)

Weather & Health

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

UV Index: 8 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Moderate

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

May 6th

1989 Severe Weather Outbreak: East Central, Coastal VA

2007 Coastal Storm. Peak Wind 40-53 MPH. Salisbury MD, Norfolk, VA, Elizabeth City, NC. High Surf along all coasts.

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