Warm and comfortable….It’s hard to believe it’s really August, especially with the low humidity we’ve had over the past few days. That’s all due in part to a stalled front offshore and high pressure building in from the north. So, if you’ve enjoyed that comfortable weather, you’ll enjoy the next couple of days, too.
First, on this Thursday night, expect partly cloudy skies across the area. A few stray showers are possible, mainly over NE North Carolina. Overnight low temperatures will be in the upper 60s.
On Friday, we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds. There will be a few more clouds and possibly a couple of isolated showers over North Carolina with the front offshore. High temperatures will be in the low and mid 80s.
By the weekend, we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds. Highs will be in the mid 80s. An isolated shower or storm is possible, but overall, rain chances will be low through the weekend.
We’re also keeping a close eye on the track of Tropical Storm Erika. The storm could have potential impacts along the East Coast next week.
Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Mild and Comfortable. Low temperatures in the upper 60s. Winds: NE 5-10 mph.
Friday: Partly Cloudy and Warm. High temperatures in the low to mid 80s. Winds: NE 5-15 mph.
Saturday: Sun and Clouds. Warm. High temperatures in the mid 80s. Winds: E 5-10 mph.
5:00 PM AST Thu Aug 27
Location: 16.6°N 64.0°W
Moving: WNW at 15 mph
Min pressure: 1006 mb
Max sustained: 45 mph
Tropical Storm Erika remains poorly organized in the Caribbean Sea. Erika is centered about 175 miles west of Guadeloupe. The storm is moving west-northwest at 15 mph. The storm will continue to the west-northwest for the next 48 hours. The center of Erika will move over the Virgin Islands this evening, near Puerto Rico tonight and move near or over the Dominican Republic on Friday. Sustained winds are near 45 mph. Little change in strength is expected over the next 48 hours. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles to the east of the center.
High/Low Tides at Sewells Point on Friday
L: 2:19 am, 2:33 pm
H: 8:21 am, 8:51 pm
Weather & Health for Friday
Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed, Grasses)
UV Index: Very High
Air Quality: Good (Code Green)
Mosquitoes: Very High
Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
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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