Monday’s VIPIR Forecast: A seasonal Labor Day

Posted at 4:56 AM, Sep 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 06:59:41-04

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

Another warm up ahead… Get ready for a very seasonal Labor Day forecast. Expect highs in the mid 80s this afternoon, near or just above normal for this time of year. We will see a mix of sun and clouds today with general trend of more clouds early and more sun later in the day. An isolated shower/storm is possible today but most areas will stay dry. Temperatures will climb for the first half of the week. Expect highs in the upper 80s on Tuesday and near 90 on Wednesday. We move into a more unsettled weather pattern for the second half of the week. Expect several chances for showers and storms from Wednesday into Saturday.

Today: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers/Storms(20%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: E 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the low 70s. Winds: SE/S 5-10

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

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Grace continues west across the tropical Atlantic. Grace is centered about 700 miles WSW of the Cape Verde Islands and moving west at 16 mph. Grace will continue moving west and could impact the Leeward Islands by Friday. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph. Grace may gain some strength over the next few days before a gradual weakening after.

5:00 AM AST Mon Sep 7

Location: 13.5°N 33.9°W

Moving: W at 16 mph

Min pressure: 1002 mb

Max sustained: 50 mph

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 7 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

September 7th

1876 Hurricane: Strong winds, coastal Flooding Northeast North Carolina

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