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VIPIR Forecast: More sunshine for Thursday, then a few showers

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Posted at 2:55 PM, Oct 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-07 14:55:12-04

A cold front brings showers and cooler temps….After several days of gloomy weather, it was so nice to see another day full of sunshine. And as we move through our Thursday, we’re expecting more sunny weather.  A few clouds are possible.  But the good thing about it is that those clouds won’t bring us any rain during the day. High temperatures will be in the mid 70s. On Friday, we’ll see partly sunny skies ahead of a cold front. The front will bring us showers late Friday night into Saturday.  Ahead of the front, high temperatures will warm into the mid 80s. Behind the front, highs will drop into the upper 60s on Saturday. We’ll be in the low to mid 70s on Sunday.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Cool and Comfortable. Low temperatures in the low to mid 60s. Winds: N 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Patchy AM Fog. Then, Sun and Clouds. High temperatures in the mid 70s. Winds: E/NE 5-10 mph.

Friday: Partly Sunny. Late Day Showers Possible (20%). High temperatures in the low to mid 80s. Winds: SW 5-15 mph.

Tropical Update

11:00 AM AST Wed Oct 7
Location: 41.0°N 45.6°W
Moving: ENE at 35 mph
Min pressure: 978 mb
Max sustained: 70 mph

Tropical Storm Joaquin is slowly weakening as it moves over the open north Atlantic. Joaquin is centered about 540 miles SE of Newfoundland and moving ENE at 35 mph.  The storm is expected to become post tropical later today.

Weather & Health for Thursday

Pollen: Low-Moderate (Ragweed, Sagebrush)

UV Index: Moderate

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1965 F0 Tornado: Newport News

1996 Tropical Storm Josephine: 3-5″ rain Northeast NC, 7.2″ rain Currituck Co

2006 Record Rainfall and Flooding. 10 inches Newport News & James City. Flooding Franklin and US460 all from heavy rains

Dominic Brown
Meteorologist
WTKR-TV NewsChannel 3
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