Thursday’s VIPIR Forecast: A soggy few days

Posted at 5:50 AM, Aug 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-06 06:58:52-04

A soggy end to the week… Expect several chances for rain and storms for Thursday and Friday as an area of low pressure moves through the Mid-Atlantic. We are tracking a few rounds of storms early this morning, mainly on the Eastern Shore. Expect a lull in the action for midday but more storms building for this afternoon.

Rain and storms will continue tonight and through most of Friday. Some storms could be strong to severe with gusty winds and periods of heavy rain. We could see 2” to 4” of rainfall over the next two days. A few leftover showers will remain for Saturday morning but most of the weekend should be dry. Highs will linger in the mid 80s for the end of the week and weekend.

Today: Partly to Mostly Cloudy, Showers/Storms(50%). Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: E/SE 5-15

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Showers/Storms(50%). Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: SE/S 5-15

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Showers/Storms(70%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: S 5-10

Tropical Update

Tropical activity is not expected over the next few days.

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low-Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 6 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

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