First Warning Forecast: Tracking cooler temps and keeping an eye on the tropics

Posted at 7:11 PM, Oct 01, 2016

Tracking cooler temps and keeping an eye on the tropics….As we move through our Sunday, some of us will have to dodge areas of patchy fog. The low clouds and fog will give way to a mix of sun and clouds through the morning into the afternoon. A couple of showers are possible Sunday, but we’re not expecting a washout. High temperatures will climb into the lower 80s. A weak cold front slides through late Sunday, giving way to cooler and drier weather into early next week. Highs on Monday will be in the upper 70s. By Tuesday, highs will be in the mid 70s. And through the end of the week, we’ll be tracking more highs in the 70s, along with some rain.

Talking about rain, we’re going to be tracking Hurricane Matthew very closely from the weather center over the next several days, especially late next week into next weekend. Some of the global forecast models keep the storm offshore, while others bring move the hurricane north, making landfall along the East Coast. Right now, it looks like a front may guide the storm away from us a bit. But again, we have several days to look at the evolution of Matthew. Stay tuned.

Saturday Night: Partly to Mostly Cloudy. Slight Chance of Showers (20%). Areas of Patchy Fog. Low temperatures in the upper 60s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Patchy AM Fog. Then, clouds and sun. Slight chance of showers (20%). Highs in the lower 80s. Winds: W/SW 5-10 mph.

Monday: Partly Cloudy. Cooler. Highs in the upper 70s. Winds: N 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health for Sunday

Pollen: Low (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: Moderate

Air Quality: Good

Mosquitoes: Very High


11:00 PM EDT Sat Oct 1
Location: 13.8°N 73.6°W
Moving: NNW at 7 mph
Min pressure: 940 mb
Max sustained: 150 mph

Hurricane Matthew continues to churn as a major hurricane over the Caribbean Sea. At 11 p.m. Saturday, the storm had maximum sustained winds at 150 mph and it was moving to the north-northwest at 7 mph. This motion will continue through Sunday, followed by a turn toward the north on Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will approach southwestern Haiti and Jamaica on Monday. Matthew is expected to remain a powerful hurricane through Monday. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force wins extend outward up to 205 miles.

Hurricane Tracker

Saturday in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1929 Heavy Rain: 4.75″ Norfolk

2010 Heavy Rain 3 day Event Ends over SE VA & NC. Rain totals 7 – 12 inches

Dominic Brown
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