First Warning Forecast: More scattered storms for Sunday and Monday

Posted at 7:39 PM, Jul 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-30 19:39:17-04

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More scattered storms for Sunday and Monday….A lot of us had to dodge storms on our Saturday. And as we move through our Sunday into early next week, the rain gear will be needed again.

On Sunday, expect more scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon and evening, due in part to a stationary front draped over the Mid-Atlantic. Any storms that develop will have the potential to produce heavy rain and gusty winds. Otherwise, we’ll see partly sunny skies with high temperatures in the lower 90s. It will likely feel like the triple digits because of the humidity.

On Monday, more showers and storms are possible by the afternoon. But for most of the work week, our rain chances will go down along with our temperatures. Highs on Monday will be in the lower 90s. Then, we’ll get a break from the extreme heat through midweek as our highs slip into the mid 80s.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Saturday Night: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers/Storms (30-40%). Low temperatures in the mid 70s. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Patchy AM Fog. Then, partly sunny. Scattered Showers/Storms (50%). High temperatures in the lower 90s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Monday: Sun and Clouds. Scattered Showers/Storms (30%). High temperatures in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Winds: W 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health for Sunday

Pollen: Low to Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: Very High

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

We are watching two disturbances in the Atlantic…

A tropical wave is rapidly moving westward toward the Lesser Antilles. Although satellite images show a large and well-organized area of thunderstorms associated with the wave, there are no signs of a surface circulation, and pressures are not falling significantly at this time.  This system has the potential for some slow development during the next day or two, but the best chance for tropical cyclone formation is likely to be by the middle of next week, when the wave reaches the western Caribbean Sea.  This system is expected to bring locally heavy rains and gusty winds to portions of the Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico tonight and Sunday, and then the activity should spread westward across Hispaniola. Interests in these areas should monitor the progress of this disturbance.

Formation chance through 48 hours…low…30 percent

Formation chance through 5 days…medium…60 percent

Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a tropical wave and a low pressure system centered about 500 miles southwest of the Cabo Verde islands is poorly organized.  This system is moving slowly westward, and development appears to be unlikely due to unfavorable upper-level winds.

Formation chance through 48 hours…low…10 percent

Formation chance through 5 days…low…10 percent

Saturday in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

2000 F0 Tornado: Accomack Co

Dominic Brown
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