Thursday’s VIPIR Forecast: Another hot day

Posted at 5:20 AM, Sep 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-03 05:57:05-04

Hot and humid with pop up storms… Highs will climb into the low 90s again this afternoon. With the humidity it will feel more like the upper 90s. We will see a mix of sun and clouds with pop-up showers and storms possible. Highs will slide into the mid 80s on Friday and low 80s for the weekend. An isolated shower or storm is still possible through the weekend though rain chances will not be widespread. Highs will remain in the low to mid 80s for Labor Day.

Today: Partly Sunny, Isolated Showers/Storms(20%). Highs in the low 90s. Winds: NW/NE 5-10

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

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers/Storms(20%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: N/NE 5-15

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Fred gains a little strength. Fred is centered about 700 miles WNW of the Cape Verde Islands. Fred is moving WNW at 8 mph. Fred will continue to drift through the open waters of the Atlantic over the next few days. Sustained winds are near 45 mph. Fred is expected to weaken to a tropical depression by Friday.

5:00 AM AST Thu Sep 3

Location: 20.8°N 33.2°W

Moving: WNW at 8 mph

Min pressure: 1005 mb

Max sustained: 45 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)

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