Tuesday’s First Warning Forecast: Rain and storms moving in

Posted at 5:05 AM, Sep 27, 2016

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Rain and storms moving in… A cold front will move through the Mid-Atlantic today triggering scattered showers and possible storms. Expect mostly clouds skies though the day with on and off showers and storms. Our severe threat is low but a heavy downpour and rumble of thunder are possible. Highs will return to the mid 70s, near normal for this time of year.

Scattered showers will linger for Wednesday and Thursday with a mix of clouds. The threat for severe storms will remain low but heavy downpours are a possibility. Highs will remain in the mid to upper 70s through the end of the work week. More sunshine will mix in for Friday and the weekend.

Today: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms(60%). Highs in the mid 70s. Winds: SW/SE 5-10

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers (40%). Lows in the mid 60s. Winds: S 5-10

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms (50%). Highs in the upper 70s. Winds: SE 5-10

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 3 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Tropical Update

We are tracking a broad area of low pressure located about 600 miles ESE of the Windward Islands that continues to show signs of organization. If this trend continues, then a tropical depression or a tropical storm would likely form later today while the system moves WNW at about 20 mph. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the disturbance this afternoon.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: High (90%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: High (90%)

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Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

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1985 Hurricane Gloria: High winds, Heavy Rain – Eastern Shore, Southeast Virginia

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