Thursday’s VIPIR Forecast: Nice with more clouds mixing in

Posted at 5:20 AM, Sep 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-17 06:20:06-04

More clouds mixing in… Expect another nice day today but with a few more clouds mixing in. A few stray showers are possible but most areas will stay dry. Temperatures will start in the 50s and 60s this morning, a bit warmer than the past few mornings. Highs will return to the low 80s this afternoon. Highs will remain in the low to mid 80s for Friday and the weekend. We will keep a slim rain chance through the weekend with a mix of sun and clouds. Rain chance will go up early next week.

Today: Partly Sunny, Stray Showers(10%). Highs in the low 80s. Winds: NE 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Stray Showers(10%). Lows in the low 60s. Winds: SE 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Stray Showers(10%). Highs in the low 80s. Winds: N/E 5-10

Tropical Update

Tropical Depression Nine gains a little strength in the central tropical Atlantic. TD 9 is about 1050 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and about 1400 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands. TD 9 is moving NW at 7 mph. Maximum winds are near 35 mph and gradual weakening is expected over the next few days.

5:00 AM AST Thu Sep 17

Location: 16.3°N 45.3°W

Moving: NW at 7 mph

Min pressure: 1006 mb

Max sustained: 35 mph

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed)

UV Index: 6 (High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

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