Friday’s VIPIR Forecast: Cooler and weekend storms

Posted at 5:36 AM, Sep 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-11 06:16:01-04

A cooling trend and weekend storms… The cold front that brought us the rain and storms last night is stalling just to our south. We should see clearing skies today with just a slim chance for a leftover shower. It will be a step cooler today with highs in the mid 80s. Rain and storm chances will increase for the weekend as an area of low pressure slides up the stalled fronts toward the Mid-Atlantic.

Expect showers and storms especially for Saturday afternoon and evening. Storms could be strong to severe. A few showers will linger into Sunday with some clearing by the afternoon. Highs will slip into the lower 80s on Saturday and upper 70s on Sunday. Expect more sunshine and cool temperatures for most of next week.

Today: Clearing Skies, Isolated Showers(20%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: NW/N 5-10

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

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, Scattered Showers/Storms(60%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: S 5-10

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Henri accelerating north into the northern Atlantic. Henri is about 370 miles NE of Bermuda. It is moving north at 16 mph and will make more of a NE turn this weekend. Henri is expected to become post-tropical on Saturday.

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 7 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

September 11th

1883 Heavy Rain: 2.66″ Norfolk

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