Friday’s VIPIR Forecast: AM Storms to Clearing Skies

Posted at 5:11 AM, Jul 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-31 06:12:44-04

Clearing skies… Heavy rain and storms will push through this morning as a cold front moves into the Atlantic. Rain showers will taper off by midday and skies will clear for the afternoon. Highs will top out in the upper 80s today but it will be a bit less humid than yesterday.

We will see more sunshine on Saturday with a slim chance for rain. Expect a few more clouds in the mix for Sunday with isolated showers/storms possible. Highs will remain in the upper 80s and low 90s this weekend and early next week.

Today: AM Showers/Storms, Clearing Skies. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: N 5-15

Tonight: A Few Clouds. Lows in the low 70s. Winds: S 5-10

Tomorrow: Sunshine with a Few Clouds. Highs in the low 90s. Winds: SW/S 5-10

Tropical Update

We are tracking a tropical wave accompanied by a broad area of low pressure a couple of hundred miles south-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. Some slow development of this system is possible into early next week while it moves generally westward at about 15 mph.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (10%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (20%)

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

July 31st

1992 Severe Thunderstorm Winds: Central, East Central VA

1996 Severe Thunderstorm Damage: Southeast, East Central VA

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