Monday’s First Warning Forecast: A cooler week ahead

Posted at 5:00 AM, Sep 12, 2016

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

A cooler and more seasonable week… After a revisit to the heat and humidity last week, we will return to near normal temperatures for most of this week. Expect highs in the low 80s today with a mix of sun and clouds. We will generally see more sun to north and more clouds to the south. A leftover isolated shower is possible but most areas will stay dry. It will be a bit breezy with NE winds at 5 to 15 mph.

Highs will return to the low 80s tomorrow with more sunshine mixing in. We will warm into the upper 80s on Wednesday before a cold front moves in. The front could trigger some scattered showers/storms late Wednesday and into early Thursday. Highs will slip into the upper 70s, behind the front, for the end of the work week.

Today: Sun & Clouds, Isolated Showers (20%). Highs in the low 80s. Winds: NE 5-15

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Winds: E 5-15

Tomorrow: A Few Clouds. Highs in the low 80s. Winds: E 5-10

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed)

UV Index: 7 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Ian forms in the Atlantic. It is the 9th tropical storm of the season. TS Ian is about 1140 miles SE of Bermuda and moving NW at 13 mph. A turn toward the NNW is expected over the next day or so. On the forecast track, the center will continue to move over the Central Atlantic through Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected during the next day or so. Some slight strengthening is possible beginning Tuesday night. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles from the center.

Hurricane Tracker


Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

September 12th

1878 Hurricane: Tornado outbreak – Dinwiddie, Nottoway, Goochland Co

1960 Hurricane Donna: Heavy rainfall, Flash flooding – East Central, Central Virginia

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