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First Warning Forecast: Scattered storms today, then more unsettled weather ahead

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Posted at 1:16 PM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 13:16:38-04

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Scattered storms today, then more unsettled weather ahead….Stay weather aware as we move through our Tuesday afternoon and evening. We’re tracking scattered showers and storms that could produce some localized flooding. It’s all courtesy of a stationary front draped over the Mid-Atlantic. These storms won’t be moving much, which will increase our likelihood for flooding. Turn around, don’t drown! Some storms could also produce gusty winds. Otherwise, we’ll see partly sunny skies. Highs will be in the mid and upper 80s. Tonight, a few scattered showers and storms are possible early. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies otherwise with areas of patchy fog developing overnight. Low temperatures will be in the mid 70s.

The stationary front will linger near the viewing area over the next few days. What does that mean? Well, our weather will remain a bit unsettled with partly sunny skies and a few isolated showers and storms here and there. High temperatures will be in the mid and upper 80s for most of the week. Temps will climb back into the 90s by the weekend.

Today: Partly Sunny. Scattered Showers/Storms (40%). Highs in the mid to upper 80s. Winds: E 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Scattered Showers/Storms (30%). Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: E 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny. Isolated Showers/Storms (20%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: E 5-15 mph.

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Earl has formed in the Caribbean Sea. Earl is located about 215 miles SSE of Grand Caymen and about 535 miles east of Belize City. Earl is moving west at 22 mph and will continue moving generally west with a decrease in forward speed over the next few days. On this track, the center of Earl will be moving very close to the north coast of Honduras late tonight and Wednesday and approach Belize and the Yucatan peninsula late Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is possible before Earl reaches the Yucatan peninsula.

12:00 PM EDT Tue Aug 2

Location: 16.3°N 80.2°W

Moving: W at 22 mph

Min pressure: 1001 mb

Max sustained: 45 mph

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

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Dominic Brown
First Warning Meteorologist
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