Monday’s VIPIR Forecast: Clouds and rain

Posted at 6:30 AM, Aug 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-31 06:42:48-04

Clouds and rain to start the week… Expect mostly cloudy skies today with scattered showers as an area of low pressure slides up the Carolina coast. Rain chances will taper and skies will slowly clear for Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures will be warmer this week. Expect highs in the mid 80s today but climbing to near 90 for midweek.

Today: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers(40%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: SW 5-10

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

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers(20%). Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: N/E 5-10

Tropical Update

Hurricane Fred strengthens as it impacts the Cape Verde Islands. Fred is centered about 35 miles south of Rabil in the Cape Verde Islands. Fred is moving northwest at 12 mph. It will impact the Cape Verde Islands today then continue into the open waters of the Atlantic.

5:00 AM AST Mon Aug 31

Location: 15.6°N 22.9°W

Moving: NW at 12 mph

Min pressure: 989 mb

Max sustained: 80 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 31st

1983 F2 Tornado: Richmond Co.

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