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Monday’s First Warning Forecast: More localized flooding possible

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Posted at 4:59 AM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-01 12:32:20-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

More flooding possible… It was a soggy weekend for many of us and unfortunately we have more rain chances to start the work week. A stationary front continues to linger over the Mid-Atlantic today but will slowly drift to our south by midweek. Expect a mix of sun and clouds today with scattered showers and storms, primarily this afternoon and evening. Our threat for severe storms is low, but we do have the potential for heavy downpours that could produce more localized flooding. Highs today will reach the upper 80s to near 90 with afternoon heat index values in the upper 90s to near 100.

Expect a mix of sun and clouds with scattered showers and storms again on Tuesday. Highs tomorrow will only reach the mid 80s. Rain chances will drop by midweek as the stationary front drifts farther south. Expect more sunshine with highs in the mid to upper 80s for the second half of the work week.

Today: Partly Sunny, Scattered Showers/Storms(40%). Highs near 90. Heat index near 100. Winds: SW 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(40%). Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: SW/W 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, Scattered Showers/Storms(30%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: NW/NE 5-10

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low-Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

We are watching a strong tropical wave located over the central Caribbean Sea centered about 350 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica and moving west at about 25 mph. This system could develop into a tropical storm later today or by early Tuesday as it approaches Jamaica. This system will likely continue moving west toward the Yucatan Peninsula.

Formation chance through 48 hours: High (80%)

Formation chance through 5 days: High (90%)

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

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1977 Tornado: Louisa Co

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