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Tuesday’s First Warning Forecast: Scattered storms again

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Posted at 4:58 AM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 12:09:57-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Another day with scattered storms… 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 mid to upper 80s, near normal for this time of year.

Rain chances will drop for the second half of the work week as the stationary front drifts farther south. We will still see a mix of sun and clouds with isolated showers possible. Highs will stay in the mid to upper 80s to end the week. We will climb back into the 90s this weekend.

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

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

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

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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2002 Severe Thunderstorm Outbreak: East Central VA, Eastern Shore

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