Wednesday’s VIPIR Forecast: A return to sunshine

Posted at 5:10 AM, Nov 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-11 06:00:54-05

Back to sunshine… After a soggy and gloomy start to the week, we are returning to sunny skies today. Highs this afternoon will reach the mid to upper 60s, just a few degrees above normal. A weak cold front moves in on Thursday. It will mix in a few extra clouds for the afternoon hours but rain chances will be limited. Highs will warm into the 70s ahead of the front but behind the front, temperatures will fall. Expect plenty of sunshine Friday with highs slipping back into the 60s. This weekend highs will only reach the 50s with plenty of sunshine.

Today: A Few Clouds, Breezy. Highs in the mid 60s. Winds: NW 10-15

Tonight: Mainly Clear. Lows near 50. Winds: NW/SW 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Isolated PM Showers (20%). Highs in the low 70s. Winds: SW 5-15

Tropical Update

Kate becomes the forth hurricane of 2015. Kate is centered about 260 miles north of Bermuda. Kate is moving NE at 40 mph and will continue to accelerate generally NE over the next few days. Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph. Kate will likely lose tropical characteristics by Thursday as it moves into the northern Atlantic.

5:00 AM AST Wed Nov 11

Location: 36.0°N 65.7°W

Moving: NE at 40 mph

Min pressure: 996 mb

Max sustained: 75 mph

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low (Ragweed)

UV Index: 4 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Moderate

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

November 11th

1995 F0 Tornado: Dorchester Co

1995 F0 Tornado: Suffolk, F1 Tornado: Accomack Co

1995 F1 Tornado: Northampton Co, NC, F0 Tornadoes: Gates Co, Pasquotank Co

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