Thursday’s VIPIR Forecast: Comfortable temperatures

Posted at 5:32 AM, Aug 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-27 11:04:04-04

More nice temperatures… Highs will return to the low and mid 80s today, at or below normal for this time of year. We will see a mix of sun and clouds with a stray shower possible. Highs will remain in the low to mid 80s for the rest of the work week and through the weekend. An isolated shower or storm is possible but overall rain chances will be low. We are keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Erika. If this storm turns toward the East Coast we could see impacts by midweek.

Today: Partly Sunny, Stray Showers/Storms(10%). Highs in the low to mid 80s. Winds: NE 5-15

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Winds: NE 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy. Highs in the low 80s. Winds: NE 5-15

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Erika remains poorly organized in the Caribbean Sea. Erika is centered about 125 miles west of Guadeloupe. Erika is moving west at 16 mph. A turn toward the west-northwest is expected later today and this general motion should continue for the next 48 hours. The center of Erika will move near the Virgin Islands later today, near Puerto Rico tonight and north of the Dominican Republic on Friday. Sustained winds are near 50 mph. Little change in strength is expected over the next 48 hours. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles from the center.

11:00 AM AST Thu Aug 27

Location: 16.4°N 63.3°W

Moving: W at 16 mph

Min pressure: 1006 mb

Max sustained: 50 mph

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 8 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

August 27

1998 Hurricane Bonnie: Strong Winds - Southeast Virginia, Eastern Shore

2011 Hurricane Irene Strikes Northern Outer Banks & Eastern VA. Winds with & behind storm cause widespread tree and power line damage. Flooding over southeast VA.

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