Monday’s VIPIR Forecast: Showers and windy

Posted at 5:27 AM, Sep 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-21 06:02:36-04

Wind and rain chances this week… We are tracking an area of low pressure that will swing by the Carolina coastline over the next several days. The low will bring in clouds, scattered showers and strong winds. Expect mostly cloudy skies today with some sunshine mixing in. We will see scattered showers building in this afternoon. Winds will also be increasing into the 10 to 20 mph range. The strong NE winds may trigger some minor tidal flooding at times of high tide. The clouds and scattered showers will continue for Tuesday. The high winds and minor flooding risk will also remain on Tuesday. As the low starts to move away through midweek, we should see more sunshine mixing in and lower rain chances.

Today: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers(40%), Windy. Highs in the mid 70s. Winds: NE 10-20

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers(40%), Windy. Lows in the upper 60s. Winds: NE 10-20

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers(30%), Windy. Highs in the mid 70s. Winds: NE 10-20

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Ida strengthens over the open Atlantic. Ida is located about 1000 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands and moving NNW at 8 mph. Ida is expected to slowly drift NW through the week. Additional strengthening is expected over the next few days.

5:00 AM AST Mon Sep 21

Location: 19.8°N 47.3°W

Moving: NNW at 8 mph

Min pressure: 1003 mb

Max sustained: 50 mph

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low-Moderate (Ragweed)

UV Index: 4 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

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1944 Flooding: Crest Richmond Locks 23.3'

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