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VIPIR Forecast: A cold front brings a few storms, then drier weather for the weekend

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Posted at 3:25 PM, Aug 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-20 15:25:09-04

A cold front brings a few storms, then drier weather….Stay VIPIReady! We’re keeping an eye on a cold front that will slide through the area tonight. A few scattered showers and thunderstorms will likely develop, capable of producing gusty winds, heavy rain and minor flooding. Otherwise, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies. Low temperatures will be in the mid 70s.

The front will slowly move offshore on Friday. However, before exiting the coast, a couple of isolated showers and storms could develop, especially early in the day. By afternoon and evening, drier weather will move in. Highs will be in the mid 80s.  The forecast is getting better and better for the weekend. While most of us will see a mix of sun and clouds, a couple of stray showers are possible. However, the weekend will not be a washout! Highs will be in the mid 80s.

Track showers and storms in your neighborhood with the NewsChannel 3 Interactive Radar HERE.

Tonight: Partly to Mostly Cloudy. Chance of Showers/Storms (40-50%). Low temperatures in the mid 70s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Friday: Partly Sunny. Slight chance of showers/storms (20-30%). High temperatures in the mid 80s. Winds: N 10-15 mph.

Saturday: Sun and Clouds. Stray Shower (20%). High temperatures in the mid 80s. Winds: N/NE 5-15 mph.

Tropical Update

11:00 AM AST Thu Aug 20
Location: 12.5°N 44.8°W
Moving: WNW at 12 mph
Min pressure: 992 mb
Max sustained: 75 mph

Hurricane Danny has become the first hurricane of the Atlantic season. The storm is fairly small in size as it moves generally to the WNW at 12 mph toward the Caribbean Sea.  Some strengthening is possible over the next couple of days.  Danny is expected to reach the Leeward Islands by Monday and Puerto Rico by Tuesday.  Stay with NewsChannel 3 for further updates on Danny.

High/Low Tides at Sewells Point for Friday

H: 1:42 am, 2:16 pm

L: 7:57 am, 8:40 pm

Weather & Health for Friday

Pollen: Moderate (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: Very High

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1986 F0 Tornado: Bertie Co.

Dominic Brown

Meteorologist

WTKR-TV NewsChannel 3

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