Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Tracking a few showers and storms to start the week

Posted at 3:39 PM, Aug 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-28 15:39:58-04

***There is a MODERATE risk of rip currents at the beach on Monday.***

A few showers and storms to start the week....Grab your umbrella. We're tracking a few showers and isolated thunderstorms on Monday, due in part to an area of low pressure moving from south to north along a stationary front. Otherwise, expect a good deal of clouds.  High temperatures will be in the mid 80s.  On Tuesday, a couple of isolated showers and storms are possible, but most of us will see a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the mid 80s.  Highs will reach the upper 80s and lower 90s by the middle of the week.  Then, all eyes will be on the remnant moisture of Erika. We could see a little moisture move into our area, but for now, the chance of Erika redeveloping is low. We'll keep an eye on it for you from the Live VIPIR Forecast.

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Isolated Shower/Storm Late (20%). Low temperatures in the low 70s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Monday: Partly Sunny. Isolated Showers/Storms (30-40%). High temperatures in the mid 80s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Tuesday: Sun and Clouds. Isolated Shower/Storm (20%). High temperatures in the mid 80s. Winds: NW 5-10 mph.

Tropical Update

8:00 PM AST Sun Aug 30
Location: 14.9°N 21.8°W
Moving: NW at 16 mph
Min pressure: 995 mb
Max sustained: 70 mph

Tropical Storm Fred is churning in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Africa.  Fred is moving toward the NW at 16 mph. This general track is expected to continue through Tuesday.  On the forecast track, the center of Fred is expected to move through the Cape Verde Islands on Monday and will likely strengthen into a hurricane.  Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center of the storm.

As for the remnant moisture of Erika, it will continue producing flooding rain over portions of Florida. Chances for Erika to redevelop are low, but we'll keep an eye on it.

High/Low Tide at Sewells Point on Monday

L: 4:44 am, 5:14 pm

H: 10:55 am, 11:22 pm

Weather & Health for Monday

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: High

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

2004 Tropical Storm Gaston: Flash Flooding: Central, East Centeral Virginia

2004 Tropical Storm Gaston:Tornado Outbreak: Southeast, East Central, VA

Dominic Brown


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