Friday’s VIPIR Forecast: Rain builds in for Friday night

Posted at 5:27 AM, Jan 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-15 06:58:46-05

Rain building in… We are tracking an area of low pressure over Florida that will slide up the East Coast today. Expect sunshine this morning with clouds building in this afternoon. Rain will build in from south to north starting late this afternoon. Most of the rain will be tonight. Some locations could see over 1” of rainfall. Temperatures today will start a bit warmer, near 40 and we will return to the mid and upper 50s this afternoon.

Rain will clear out very early Saturday morning and skies will clear by midday. Highs Saturday will return to the mid and upper 50s. Temperatures will start to fall on Sunday as a series of cold fronts move through. Highs will drop into the 40s on Sunday with a mix of clouds and a few scattered showers possible. Sunshine returns for Monday with it will be cold and windy with highs only in the mid 30s.

Today: Clouds building in, Late afternoon rain(40%). Highs in the mid to upper 50s. Winds: SW/SE 5-10

Tonight: Cloudy, Rain(80%). Lows in the mid 40s. Winds: E/N 5-15

Tomorrow: Clearing skies, Breezy. Highs in the upper 50s. Winds: W 10-15

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

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Tropical Update

Hurricane Alex weakens slightly as it approaches the Azores. Alex is centered about 100 miles south of the Azores and is moving north at 23 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph with higher gusts. Alex will move through the central Azores Friday morning, then start to weaken as it moves into the northern Atlantic.

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