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First Warning Forecast: Tracking more scattered storms for tonight and Sunday

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Posted at 4:18 PM, Jul 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-30 16:18:15-04

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Tracking scattered storms for your weekend….As we move through our Saturday evening, stay weather aware. Scattered showers and storms will be likely. Some storms could be strong to severe with heavy rain and gusty winds as the primary threats. Localized flooding is possible along with frequent lightning.  We’ll keep an eye on it for you. Otherwise, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies. Low temperatures will be in the mid 70s.

On Sunday, expect more scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon and evening. Again, storms will have the potential to produce heavy rain and gusty winds. We’ll see partly sunny skies otherwise with high temperatures in the lower 90s. It will likely feel like the triple digits because of the humidity.

Then, next week, get ready for a break from the extreme heat.  High temperatures will slip into the mid 80s by midweek as our rain chances go down a bit, too.

Have a good weekend!

Saturday Night: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers/Storms (50%). Low temperatures in the mid 70s. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Sunday: 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

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 strong tropical wave located about 550 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is moving westward at 25 to 30 mph and is accompanied by increasing shower activity.  However, surface observations and satellite wind data show that pressures are relatively high in the area and that there are no signs of a circulation.  During the next day or two, development should be slow to occur due to the rapid motion of the system. Regardless of development, this system will likely bring locally heavy rains and gusty winds to portions of the Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Hispaniola, and interests in these areas should monitor its progress.  By the middle of next week, the disturbance is expected to be in the western Caribbean Sea, where conditions are likely to be more conducive for

development.

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 400 miles southwest of Cabo Verde continues to lose organization.  Development of this system is becoming less likely due to unfavorable upper-level winds.

Formation chance through 48 hours…low…20 percent

Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percent

Saturday in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

2000 F0 Tornado: Accomack Co

Dominic Brown
First Warning Meteorologist
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