Wednesday’s First Warning Forecast: Rain and storm chances continue

Posted at 5:01 AM, Sep 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-28 11:08:11-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

More showers and storms… A stationary front will linger over central VA and central NC today. Scattered showers and storms will fire up and move NE along and near the front line. Watch out for areas of patchy dense fog this morning. Expect partly to mostly clouds skies today with our best chances of seeing some sun this morning. Rain and storm chances will increase for the afternoon and evening. A strong to severe storm is possible, especially for areas closer to I-95. Highs will reach the upper 70s this afternoon.

Scattered showers and storms will continue for Thursday as the stationary front and an area of low pressure remain over the Mid-Atlantic. A few showers may linger into Friday but skies should begin to clear in time for the weekend. Highs will remain in the upper 70s to near 80 through the end of the work week and the weekend.

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

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms (50%). Lows in the upper 60s. Winds: SE 5-10

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms (50%). Highs in the upper 70s. Winds: SE 5-15

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low-Moderate (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 6 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Matthew has formed near the Windward Islands. TS Matthew is centered about 35 miles SE of St. Lucia or about 35 miles ENE of St. Vincent and is moving west at 21 mph. A westward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will move through the Windward Islands during the next couple of hours, and move over the eastern Caribbean Sea through Friday. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days and Matthew could become a hurricane by Friday. Mathew is expect to make a sharp turn north on Sunday and track near Cuba and the Bahamas early next week.

11:00 AM AST Wed Sep 28

Location: 13.4°N 60.7°W

Moving: W at 21 mph

Min pressure: 1008 mb

Max sustained: 60 mph

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Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

September 28th

1958 Severe Thunderstorms: Dorchester Co, Somerset Co – Hail 2.00″

2006 F1 Tornado Amelia County. F1 Tornado King & Queen County.

2015 Coastal Storm with heavy rains lasting several days across Southeast VA. Rain 3-7 inches

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