Monday’s VIPIR Forecast: Cold front on the way

Posted at 5:11 AM, Aug 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-24 06:00:44-04

Myles Henderson’s Live VIPIR Forecast

Tracking a cold front… We are watching a cold front to our west that will shape temperatures and rain chances for the first half of the week. Expect partly cloudy skies today with a chance for scattered showers and storms late this afternoon and into tonight. The threat for severe storms will be low today. Highs will climb to near 90 today, ahead of the cold front.

Highs will slide into the mid 80s for Tuesday, behind the front. Expect partly sunny skies with scattered showers/storms tomorrow. Highs will return to the mid 80s for the rest of the work week with more sunshine and lower rain chances.

Today: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers/Storms(20%). Highs near 90. Winds: S 5-10

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

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, Scattered Showers/Storms(30%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: NW/NE 5-10

Tropical Update

Danny is still hanging on as a tropical storm approaching the southern Leeward Islands. Maximum sustained winds are at 40 mph. Danny is expected to become a tropical depression later today and a remnant low by Tuesday. Danny is centered about 60 miles ENE of Dominica and is moving west at 9 mph. The general WNW movement is expected through today and tomorrow as it moves into the northern Caribbean Sea.

5:00 AM AST Mon Aug 24

Location: 15.8°N 60.5°W

Moving: W at 9 mph

Min pressure: 1007 mb

Max sustained: 40 mph

We are also tracking a low pressure system located about midway between Africa and the Windward Islands. The low is gradually becoming better defined and environmental conditions are conducive for additional development, and a tropical depression could form later today or on Tuesday while the system moves westward at around 20 mph.

Formation chance through 48 hours: High (80%)

Formation chance through 5 days: High (90%)

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

August 24th

1635 First written reference to a hurricane off the Virginia coast

1975 F1 Tornado: Gloucester Co

For Live VIPIR Weather updates on Facebook: MylesHendersonWTKR

Follow me on Twitter: @MHendersonWTKR

Check out the Interactive Radar on Interactive Radar