Friday’s First Warning Forecast: Weekend rain and storms

Posted at 5:59 AM, Jun 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 10:54:11-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Bonnie moves out, storms move in… Watch out for areas of dense fog and widespread drizzle again this morning. Tropical Depression Bonnie is moving away from North Carolina but a cold front is moving in. Expect clouds with some sunshine breaking through for the midday and early afternoon hours. Scattered showers and storms will fire up later this afternoon and evening. Highs today will reach the low to mid 80s.

The cold front will stall over the Mid-Atlantic for the weekend. That means more clouds and rain chances for both Saturday and Sunday. Expect mostly cloudy skies, with some sunshine mixing in. We will see scattered showers and storms both days with severe storms possible on Sunday as a second cold front builds in. Highs will warm into the mid and upper 80s this weekend.

Rain will move out early Monday morning with clearing skies and highs in the mid 80s. Expect plenty of sunshine and low rain chances for most of next week.

Today: AM Fog & Drizzle, Partly Sunny, Scattered Showers/Storms(40%). Highs in the low to mid 80s. Winds: E/SE 5-10

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(40%). Lows near 70. Winds: SE 5-10

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(40%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: E 5-10

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low-Moderate (Oak, Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Tropical Update

Tropical Depression Bonnie moves into cooler waters of the Atlantic. The center is located about 200 miles ENE of Cape Hatteras, NC. It is moving east at 12 mph and is expect to continue into the open Atlantic. Maximum winds are near 35 mph. Little change in strength is expected during the next 48 hours. Bonnie is forecast to degenerate to a post-tropical low by Saturday. The rain from Bonnie has moved offshore but rough surf will continue.

11:00 AM EDT Fri Jun 3

Location: 35.9°N 72.0°W

Moving: E at 12 mph

Min pressure: 1007 mb

Max sustained: 35 mph

We are also watching an area of showers and thunderstorms over the western Caribbean Sea. This system is moving west-northwestward toward the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. This could develop into a tropical cyclone as it moves across the eastern Gulf of Mexico and Florida early next week.

Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (10%)

Formation chance through 5 days: Medium (60%)

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