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Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Tracking a few showers and thunderstorms this week

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Posted at 9:08 AM, Aug 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-22 09:08:08-04

Tracking a few showers and storms this week….We’re not expecting a washout this week, but a few showers and storms will be possible as a cold front slowly approaches the area from the west. On Monday, we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds. A few isolated showers or storms could develop by afternoon ahead of the front. High temperatures will warm into the lower 90s, so it’s going to be a hot one to start the week. The cold front will move offshore going into Tuesday, giving way to a few showers and thunderstorms by then. Because of the frontal passage, highs will drop into the mid 80s. A few showers will still be possible on Wednesday, mainly over Northeastern NC. Otherwise, we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the mid 80s.  Enjoy your week!

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Mild and Comfortable. Low temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Winds: S 5 mph.

Monday: Sun and Clouds. Isolated Showers/Storms Possible (20%). High temperatures in the low 90s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Tuesday: Partly Sunny. Chance of Showers/Storms (30%). High temperatures in the mid 80s. Winds: N 5-10 mph.

Tropical Update

11:00 PM AST Sun Aug 23
Location: 15.6°N 59.8°W
Moving: W at 15 mph
Min pressure: 1009 mb
Max sustained: 40 mph

Danny continues to weaken as it moves W at 15 mph toward the Leeward Islands.  The storm is expected to weaken even more, as it encounters increasing wind shear and drier air on its track.  The center will move near or over the southern Leeward Islands late tonight or early Monday and into the northeastern Caribbean Sea on Monday. Danny is expected to quickly weaken into a tropical depression Monday.  Also, the storm is expected to produce 2 to 4 inches of rain over the Leeward Islands, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico through Tuesday.

We’re also watching another tropical wave in the Atlantic Ocean that has a 70 percent chance of developing into a tropical system over the next few days.

Weather & Health for Monday

Pollen: Moderate to High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: Very High

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Very High

High/Low Tides at Sewells Point for Monday

H: 4:23 am, 5:06 pm

L: 10:35 am, 11:37 pm

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1933 Hurricane: major hurricane for VA, extensive damage, flooding

1974 F1 Tornado: Worcester Co.

1983 F1 Tornado: Fluvanna Co.

Dominic Brown

Meteorologist

WTKR-TV NewsChannel 3

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