Monday’s VIPIR Forecast: More sunshine but warmer

Posted at 4:15 AM, Aug 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-17 06:05:48-04

A sunny Monday… The nice weather from the weekend will spill into the start of the work week. Expect mostly sunny skies today with highs warming to near 90. While it will be warmer, the humidity should stay relatively low for this time of year. Our weather pattern will get much more unsettled as we approach midweek.

Clouds will start to build in on Tuesday with a few isolated showers/storms by the afternoon hours. Highs will top out in the upper 80s with humidity on the rise. Expect more clouds and more rain starting Wednesday and through the second half of the week. Highs will linger in the mid to upper 80s but it will be muggy.

Today: Mostly Sunny. Highs near 90. Winds: SW/SE 5-10

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

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Isolated PM Showers/Storms(20%). Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: S 5-10

Tropical Update

We are tracking an area of low pressure several hundred miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. Environmental conditions are conducive for development during the next few days. A tropical depression will likely form by midweek while the system moves westward at about 15 mph.

Formation chance through 48 hours: Medium (50%)

Formation chance through 5 days: High (70%)

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 8 (Very High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

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