Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Tracking breezy winds and several chances of rain for the work week

Posted at 3:34 PM, Sep 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-18 15:34:44-04

Tracking unsettled weather for the work week….As we move through the week, weather conditions will be fairly unsettled.  We’re tracking an area of low pressure that will meander off our coast for several days.  On Monday, we’re expecting mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers, too. The whole day will not be a washout. Winds will blow in from the northeast through the day, which could produce some minor flooding around high tide, so keep that in mind. And with that northeast wind, temperatures will respond as well, generally reaching the middle 70s by afternoon. On Tuesday, expect more clouds than sun with a chance of rain. We’ll continue to see temperatures in the 70s, due in part to a stiff northerly wind.  Not as much rain is expected on Wednesday and Thursday. But by Friday and next weekend, rain chances will go back up as low pressure moves a little bit closer to our area.  Highs will be in the 70s.  Enjoy your week!

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Isolated Showers (20%). Breezy. Low temperatures in the upper 60s. Winds: NE 10-15 mph.

Monday: Mostly Cloudy. Chance of Showers (40%). Breezy. High temperatures in the mid 70s. Winds: NE 10-20 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly Cloudy. Chance of Showers (30%). Breezy. High temperatures in the mid 70s. Winds: N/NE 10-20 mph.

Tropical Update

5:00 PM AST Sun Sep 20
Location: 18.4°N 46.3°W
Moving: NW at 17 mph
Min pressure: 1005 mb
Max sustained: 45 mph

Tropical Storm Ida continues to spin in the tropical Central Atlantic. Ida is about 1100 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands and moving NW at 17 mph. Winds are near 45 mph, with little change in strength expected over the next couple of days. The storm is also expected to stall over the central Atlantic Ocean for several days.  There is no threat to land at this time.

High/Low Tide at Sewells Point for Monday
H: 2:05 am, 3:30 pm

L: 9:02 am, 10:03 pm

Weather & Health on Monday

Pollen: Low to Moderate (Ragweed)

UV Index: Moderate

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1997 F3 Tornado: Northampton Co, NC

Dominic Brown
WTKR-TV NewsChannel 3
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