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VIPIR Forecast: Tracking warm but rather comfortable weather over the next few days

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Posted at 4:06 PM, Aug 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-26 17:17:22-04

Warm but rather comfortable….The cold front that passed through the area yesterday with a few showers and storms is settling offshore. While a few stray showers are possible this evening, most areas will be dry under partly cloudy skies. Low temperatures will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

On Thursday, most of us will see a mix of sun and clouds. However, with the cold front just offshore, a few isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible, mainly over North Carolina.  A couple of showers could also creep into coastal Virginia. High temperatures will be in the mid 80s. On Friday, we’ll keep a couple of showers in the forecast over North Carolina. Otherwise, expect a mix of sun and clouds with high temperatures in the mid 80s.  The forecast brings sunshine for Saturday.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy and Mild. Low temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Winds: NE 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Partly Cloudy. Warm.  High temperatures in the low to mid 80s. Winds: NE 5-15 mph.

Friday: Sun and Clouds. Another Warm Day. High temperatures in the mid 80s. Winds: NE 5-10 mph.

Tropical Update

5:00 PM AST Wed Aug 26
Location: 16.6°N 58.9°W
Moving: W at 17 mph
Min pressure: 1005 mb
Max sustained: 45 mph

Tropical Storm Erika continues WNW toward the northeastern Caribbean Sea. Erika is centered about 195 miles east of Antigua and moving west at 17 mph. The general west to WNW movement will continue for the next few days. The center of Erika will move near or over portions of the Leeward Islands tonight, near the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Thursday, and near or just north of the Dominican Republic on Friday. Sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected over the next few days.  In fact, Erika could encounter more wind shear on its track.

Weather & Health for Thursday

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: Very High

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1998 F0 Tornado: Chowan Co

2003 F0 Tornado: Richmond Co

Dominic Brown

Meteorologist

WTKR-TV NewsChannel 3

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