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VIPIR Forecast: Tracking a few more clouds and a few showers, too

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Posted at 3:31 PM, Sep 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-17 16:42:09-04

Tracking a few more clouds and a few showers, too….As we move through our Friday, we’ll see partly cloudy skies through the day, courtesy of an area of low pressure that will spin off the southeast coast. With an onshore flow, we can’t rule out a shower or two, especially over NE North Carolina. A shower may try to sneak in over Hampton Roads as well. High temperatures will be in the low to mid 80s.  We’ll continue to see an onshore flow through the weekend as low pressure rides along or near our coast.  With this setup, we’ll see partly cloudy skies and at least a slight chance of showers on both Saturday and Sunday. Right now, we’re not expecting a washout, but we’ll have to watch this low very closely for any changes.  Highs over the weekend will be in the 80s.  Then, next week, rain chances will likely go up as another area of low pressure develops off the coast.  High temperatures will cool into the 70s by then.

Tonight: Stars and Clouds. Stray Showers Possible (10-20%).  Low temperatures in the mid 60s. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Friday: Partly Cloudy. Isolated Showers Possible (20%). High temperatures in the low to mid 80s. Winds: NE-E 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Partly Cloudy. Isolated Showers (20%). High temperatures in the low to mid 80s. Winds: E 5-10 mph.

Tropical Update

5:00 PM AST Thu Sep 17
Location: 16.5°N 44.8°W
Moving: N at 7 mph
Min pressure: 1006 mb
Max sustained: 30 mph

Tropical Depression Nine remains a poorly organized system over the central tropical Atlantic.  TD Nine is about 1100 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, moving to the N at 7 mph. A turn toward the north-northwest is forecast tonight, followed by a turn to the northwest on Friday.  The system will take a turn toward the west-northwest on Saturday. Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph.  Little change in strength is forecast during the next couple of days.  However, the  depression is expected to weaken to a remnant low by Friday night.

High/Low Tide at Sewells Point for Friday
H: 12:29 am, 12:55 pm
L: 6:38 am, 7:19 pm

Weather & Health on Friday

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed)

UV Index: High

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

2004 Tornado Outbreak: Central, East Central, VA (Ivan)

2004 Tropical Storm Ivan: Flash Flood, Central, East Central Virginia

Dominic Brown
Meteorologist
WTKR-TV NewsChannel 3
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