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VIPIR Forecast: Tracking rain and slightly warmer temps

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Posted at 3:02 PM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 15:02:44-05

Tracking rain and slightly warmer temps….We hope you’ve enjoyed the sunshine lately because rain is moving back in, at least briefly. As we move through your Friday, expect increasing clouds across Hampton Roads and NE North Carolina as an area of low pressure moves up the coast. While the day will likely start dry, rain chances will go up by Friday afternoon and evening. A couple of showers may linger into early Saturday morning, but majority of Saturday looks dry with partly sunny skies. High temperatures will be in the mid 50s Friday and the upper 50s by Saturday.  We’re keeping an eye on another area of low pressure that could bring us a couple of showers Sunday, but at this point, the day does not look like a washout. High temperatures will dip into the upper 40s. By Monday and Tuesday, highs will struggle to get out of the upper 30s!

Tonight: Mostly Clear. Chilly. Low temperatures in the mid and upper 30s. Winds: SW 5-10.

Friday: Increasing Clouds. Rain Likely (80%). High temperatures in the mid 50s. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Slight Chance of AM Showers (20%). Otherwise, partly sunny.  High temperatures in the upper 50s. Winds: W 10-15 mph.

Tropical Update

Hurricane Alex continues to move northward toward the Azores in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Alex is centered about 415 miles south of the Azores and is moving NNE at 20 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph with higher gusts. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for five of the nine Azores islands. Alex will move through the central Azores Friday morning, then start to weaken as it moves into the northern Atlantic.

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1831 Winter Weather: “The Great Snowstorm” Heavy Snow, Blizzard Conditions

2005 Tornado Outbreak: Eastern Coastal VA

2006 F1 Tornado: Perquimans Co

Dominic Brown

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