Wednesday’s VIPIR Forecast: More rain and storms ahead

Posted at 4:57 AM, Aug 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-19 06:30:47-04

Rain and storms… We will have several chances for showers and storms over the next few days. Expect mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and isolated storms today as an area of low pressure slides to our south. Highs today will top out in the mid 80s with winds picking up a bit this afternoon.

A cold front will push in on Thursday, increasing our chance for storms and severe weather potential by Thursday late afternoon and evening. Highs will remain in the mid to upper 80s through the work week with high humidity. Rain and storm chances will linger for Friday but should drop a bit for the weekend.

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

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(40%). Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: SE 5-10

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(50%). Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: SE 5-10

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Danny continues to strengthen over the open Atlantic. Danny is centered about 1400 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and moving west at 14 mph. The general west to WNW movement is expected over the next several days. Gradual strengthening is expected to continue and Danny could become a hurricane on Thursday. This system will approach the Windward Islands by the end of the weekend.

5:00 AM AST Wed Aug 19

Location: 11.3°N 40.2°W

Moving: W at 14 mph

Min pressure: 1000 mb

Max sustained: 50 mph

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 19th

1939 Tornado: Westmoreland Co

2007 Thunderstorm Wind Damage Colonial Heights, Mechanicsville, Richmond, Charles City & Chesterfield

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