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Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Not as much rain for Labor Day

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Posted at 10:43 AM, Sep 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-05 10:43:30-04

***Be careful at the beach Monday! There is a MODERATE risk of rip currents.***

Not as much rain for Labor Day….After a pretty dreary day across Hampton Roads and NE North Carolina on Sunday, we’re not expecting as much rain as we move through our Labor Day holiday. While a few isolated showers/storms are possible, most areas will be dry under partly sunny skies. High temperatures will be in the mid 80s. The winds will relax a bit from the east through the day. However, because of that flow, the seas will still be fairly rough at the beach, creating a heightened threat of rip currents, so be careful. On Tuesday and Wednesday, highs will be rise into the upper 80s and lower 90s. A few showers and storms are possible Wednesday afternoon. More showers and storms will arrive with a cold front by the end of the week into next weekend. Enjoy your holiday!

Tonight: Partly to Mostly Cloudy. Isolated Showers (20%). Low temperatures in the lower 70s. Winds: E 5-10 mph.

Labor Day: Partly Sunny. Isolated Shower or Storm (20%). High temperatures in the mid 80s. Winds: E/NE 5-10 mph.

Tuesday: Sun and Clouds. Hot and Humid. High temperatures in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Winds: E/SE 5-10 mph.

High/Low Tides at Sewells Point for Monday
H: 5:12 am, 5:48 pm
L: 11:13 am

Weather & Health for Monday
Pollen: Moderate to High (Ragweed and Grasses)
UV Index: High
Air Quality: Good
Mosquitoes: High

Tropics

11:00 PM AST Sun Sep 6
Location: 13.3°N 32.5°W
Moving: W at 15 mph
Min pressure: 1002 mb
Max sustained: 50 mph

Tropical Storm Grace continues tracking across the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Grace is moving toward the west around 15 mph and will continue this general motion, with a slight increase in forward speed, over the next couple of days.  Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph, with higher gusts.  Little change in strength is forecast during the next day or so, followed by gradual weakening thereafter.  Right now, Grace poses no threat to land.

Little change in strength is forecast during the next day or so,
followed by gradual weakening therafter.

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1667 Hurricane: Chesapeake Bay rose 12 feet

1975 F1 Tornado: Lancaster Co

2008 Tropical Storm Hanna, Max Winds 59 kts Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

Dominic Brown

Meteorologist

WTKR-TV NewsChannel 3

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