Thursday’s VIPIR Forecast: More rain and storms

Posted at 5:17 AM, Aug 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-20 06:40:37-04

More rain and storms… A cold front will push through the Mid-Atlantic today keeping the clouds and rain chances in the forecast. Strong to severe storms are possible this afternoon and evening. Our biggest threat will be gusty winds and heavy rain. Highs will reach into the upper 80s today.

Skies will clear through Friday with a few leftover showers lingering behind the front. Highs will slip back into the mid 80s. Expect a nice mix of sun and clouds this weekend with a slim chance for showers and highs in the mid 80s.

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

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(50%). Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: S 5-10

Tomorrow: Clearing Skies, Scattered Showers/Storms(30%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: N 10-15

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Danny continues to slowly drift over the central tropical Atlantic. Danny is centered about 1200 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and moving west at just 10 mph. A turn toward the WNW is expected over the next 48 hours. Some strengthening is possible and Danny could become a hurricane on Friday. This system will approach the Leeward Islands by Monday and Puerto Rico by Tuesday.

5:00 AM AST Thu Aug 20

Location: 12.2°N 43.7°W

Moving: W at 10 mph

Min pressure: 1000 mb

Max sustained: 50 mph

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

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