Tuesday’s VIPIR Forecast: Several storm chances ahead

Posted at 4:59 AM, Aug 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-18 09:02:49-04

Soggy stretch ahead… We will have several chances for showers and storms over the next few days. Watch for clouds to gradually increase today with a few scattered showers/storms possible this afternoon. Highs today will return to the mid and upper 80s but it will be muggy.

Expect mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and isolated storms on Wednesday as an area of low pressure slides to our south. A cold front will push in on Thursday, increasing our chance for storms and severe weather potential. Highs will remain in the mid to upper 80s through the work week with high humidity.

Today: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(30%). Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: S 5-10

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(30%). Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: S 5-10

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(40%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: S 5-15

Tropical Update

We are tracking an area of low pressure several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. It has become better organized over the past 24 hours and environmental conditions appear conducive for additional development. A tropical depression will likely form within the next day or two while the system moves west-northwestward at 10 to 15 mph.

Formation chance through 48 hours: High (70%)

Formation chance through 5 days: High (80%)

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 7 (High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

August 18th

1879 Hurricane - "The Great Tempest": Eye passed 50 miles east of Norfolk, several marine disasters

1986 F0 Tornado: Northampton Co

1996 F0 Tornado Worcester Co

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