Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast
Leftover wind and flooding… Hermine continues to slowly drift north from the Mid-Atlantic to New England coast. Most of the rain from Hermine has moved north and out into the Atlantic. An isolated shower may sneak in along the coast but most areas will stay dry today. Expect a mix of sun and clouds with generally more clouds near the coast and more sun inland. It will still be a bit windy with north to west winds at 10 to 15 with gusts to near 25, higher near the coast and lighter inland. With the rough surf and winds, we can expect another round of tidal flooding today. Most locations hit high tide around midday to early afternoon and will see flooding reach “minor” levels.
Winds will relax but temperatures will climb as we head through midweek. Expect more sunshine on Tuesday will highs in the mid to upper 80s. Sunshine continues for Wednesday with highs reaching the upper 80s to near 90. Expect low 90s to end the work week with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. Rain chances will be slim for the entire week.
Today: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers (20%), Windy. Highs near 80. Winds: N/W 10-15G25
Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Winds: W/NW 5-15
Tomorrow: A Few Clouds, Warmer. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: NW/W 5-15
Weather & Health
Pollen: High (Ragweed, Grasses)
UV Index: 4 (Moderate)
Air Quality: Good (Code Green)
Mosquitoes: Very High
Post-tropical cyclone Hermine continues to drift slowly north off of the Mid-Atlantic coast. Hermine is centered about 300 miles SE of Long Island and moving slowing north. A gradual turn toward the NNW or NW is expected this afternoon and tonight. A NE motion is expected to begin on Tuesday. Hermine should remain near hurricane strength through tonight. Gradual weakening is forecast to begin by Tuesday morning.
Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1935 Hurricane: caused tornadoes, major flooding
1979 F3 Tornado: Newport News, F2 Tornado: Hampton, F1 Tornado: Gloucester Co
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