Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Tracking showers and storms over the next few days

Posted at 5:28 PM, Sep 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-09 17:28:41-04

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Unsettled weather is on the way...As we move through the next few days, have your rain gear handy. We are tracking several chances of showers and thunderstorms in your forecast, due in part to a cold front that will stall across the area. On Thursday, we'll begin the day under partly sunny skies and areas of patchy fog. Then, as we move through the afternoon and evening, scattered showers and thunderstorms will become likely as the cold front moves in. Some of the rain could be heavy at times. High temperatures will reach the upper 80s. As the front sags to the south a bit, we won't see as much rain on Friday.  But by Saturday and Sunday, the rain chances will go back up as an area of low pressure moves along the front. Highs on Friday through the weekend will cool into the low and mid 80s.

Tonight: Partly to Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms (20-30%). Low temperatures in the low to mid 70s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Patchy AM Fog. Then, partly sunny. Scattered Showers/Storms(60%). Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: S/SW 5-10 mph.

Friday: Partly Cloudy. Chance of Showers/Storms (30%). High temperatures in the mid 80s. Winds: NW 5-10 mph.

High/Low Tide at Sewells Point

L: 1:50 am, 1:58 pm

H: 7:55 am, 8:19 pm

Tropical Update

11:00 PM AST Wed Sep 9
Location: 31.3°N 60.7°W
Moving: N at 5 mph
Min pressure: 1008 mb
Max sustained: 40 mph

Tropical Storm Henri has formed in the Atlantic Ocean.  The storm is about 250 miles ESE of Bermuda.  Henri is moving to the north around 5 mph and this general motion is expected to continue with an increase in forward speed Thursday and Thursday night.  On the forecast track, the center will pass well east of Bermuda early Thursday.  Some strengthening is expected over the next couple of days.

Weather & Health for Thursday

Pollen: Moderate (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: High

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1927 Heavy Rain: 3.42" Richmond

2011 Rainfall Totals Tropical Storm Lee after 4 days range 2-7 inches.

Dominic Brown


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