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First Warning Forecast: Tracking rain and storms for your weekend

First Warning Forecast: Tracking rain and storms for your weekend
Posted at 1:17 PM, Aug 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 13:17:05-04

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Tracking rain and storms for your weekend….We’re not expecting a washout, but scattered rain and storms are possible as we go through your weekend.

But first, as we move through our Friday, a stationary front will linger over the Mid-Atlantic, giving way to scattered showers and thunderstorms. Any storms that develop could produce heavy rain and gusty winds. Localized flooding will be a concern. Otherwise, expect partly sunny skies. Highs will be in the upper 80s. Tonight, we’ll see a few scattered showers and storms. Some of the rain could be heavy. The rain is expected to taper off a bit through the overnight. Low temperatures will be in the mid 70s.

On Saturday, with the stationary front still over the area, we’ll see a few scattered showers and storms. Otherwise, expect partly sunny skies with highs in the mid and upper 80s. A cold front moves in from the west by Sunday, giving way to a higher chance of storms. Heavy rain is possible. Highs will climb into the upper 80s and lower 90s.

A few showers could linger into early Monday morning, but sunshine is expected for most of the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 80s. By Tuesday and Wednesday, we’ll have highs in the lower 80s.

Have a good weekend!

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

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

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny. Scattered Showers/Storms (30%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: N/E 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Fiona continues moving northwest over the open central Atlantic. Fiona is located about 1295 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands and is moving WNW at 10 mph. The general NW motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Fiona is expected to weaken into a depression over the weekend.

11:00 AM AST Fri Aug 19
Location: 17.8°N 43.5°W
Moving: WNW at 10 mph
Min pressure: 1006 mb
Max sustained: 45 mph

We are also watching a tropical wave located about 500 miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for gradual development, and a tropical depression could form early next week while the system moves westward at about 15 mph across the tropical Atlantic Ocean.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (10%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: Medium (50%)

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1939 Tornado: Westmoreland Co

2007 Thunderstorm Wind Damage Colonial Heights, Mechanicsville, Richmond, Charles City & Chesterfield

Dominic Brown
First Warning Meteorologist
WTKR-TV News 3
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