Thursday’s First Warning Forecast: Cloudy skies and showers moving in

Posted at 5:22 AM, Nov 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-24 09:13:21-05

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Thanksgiving showers… Expect mostly cloudy skies today with scattered showers as a cold front moves toward the East Coast. Most of the showers will move in from west to east through the morning and will move out early this afternoon. Overall rainfall totals will be between a tenth to a quarter of an inch. It will be warmer today. We will start in the 40s this morning and reach the low 60s this afternoon. We will see a mix of clouds tonight with lows only falling into the upper 40s.

Mostly cloudy skies will stick around for Friday with scattered showers possible, mainly for the late afternoon and evening. Highs will warm into the mid 60s. Skies will clear out early Saturday with sunshine for most of the weekend. Highs will fall into the mid 50s for the weekend.

Today: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers (50%). Highs in the low 60s. Winds: SW 5-10

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Winds: S 5-10

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, PM Scattered Showers (30%). Highs in the mid 60s. Winds: SE 5-10

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low

UV Index: 1 (Low)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

Tropical Update

Otto is a category 2 hurricane and is expected to make landfall today. Otto is moving west at 8 mph and this motion is expected to continue today. A faster motion toward the west or WSW is forecast to begin tonight and continue through early Saturday. On this track, the center of Otto will make landfall today and move across southern Nicaragua and northern Costa Rica through this evening. The center of Otto is expected to reach the Pacific coast of southern Nicaragua or northern Costa Rica tonight.

Data from a reconnaissance plane indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 105 mph with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is possible before landfall. Weakening is expected after landfall and Otto is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm by tonight.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 10 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles.

7:00 AM EST Thu Nov 24

Location: 11.0°N 82.9°W

Moving: W at 8 mph

Min pressure: 976 mb

Max sustained: 105 mph


Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

November 24th

1959 Heavy Rain: 3.00″ Richmond

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