Tuesday’s VIPIR Forecast: Warming up

Posted at 4:55 AM, Sep 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-01 06:15:58-04

Clearing skies and warming up… Expect a mix of sun and clouds today with an isolated shower possible. Highs will warm into the mid and upper 80s today. Highs will climb into the upper 80s to near 90 for Wednesday and Thursday. A scattered shower or storm is possible for midweek but rain will not be widespread. Highs will slip back down to the low and mid 80s for the weekend.

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

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers(20%). Lows in the low 70s. Winds: E/S 5-10

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

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Fred moves away from the Cape Verde Islands into the open Atlantic. Fred is centered about 200 miles NW of the Cape Verde Islands. Fred is moving WNW at 12 mph. It will continue into the open waters of the Atlantic over the next few days. Sustained winds are near 65 mph. Fred will slowly weaken over the next few days.

5:00 AM AST Tue Sep 1

Location: 18.0°N 26.1°W

Moving: WNW at 12 mph

Min pressure: 997 mb

Max sustained: 65 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)

September 1st

1993 F1 Tornado: Bertie Co

1995 Severe Thunderstorms: Nottoway Co, Mecklenberg Co - Hail 0.75"-2.25"

2006 Tropical Storm Ernesto brings 8-12 inches of rain across south central & southeast VA, northeast NC and portions of eastern MD.

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