Wednesday’s First Warning Forecast: Cloudy, a few showers, 80s ahead

Posted at 5:08 AM, Apr 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 12:23:22-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Several rain chances on the way… A stationary front will linger to our south today, drifting from South to North Carolina. Expect mostly cloudy skies today with scattered showers. Thunderstorms are not expected but a few pockets of heavy rain could mix in at times. Highs will reach the upper 60s today, near normal for this time of year. Clouds and isolated showers will stick around tonight with lows near 60.

Get ready for a big warm up to end the work week. Highs will climb to near 80 tomorrow. We will start with clouds tomorrow morning with some sunshine mixing in by midday. Scattered showers and storms will mix in, mainly for the afternoon.

Highs will reach the low to mid 80s on Friday. Expect sunshine Friday morning with clouds building in through the afternoon. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will move in Friday afternoon and evening as a cold front pushes in. Cooler air will return for the weekend, behind the cold front.

Today: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers (30%). Highs in the upper 60s. Winds: E/SE 5-15

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Isolated Showers (20%). Lows near 60. Winds: S 5-10

Tomorrow: Mix of Clouds, Scattered Showers/Storms (30%). Highs near 80. Winds: SW 5-10

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Moderate-High (Oak, Maple, Alder)

UV Index: 6 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Moderate


Tropical Update

Subtropical Depression One forms in the central Atlantic. The system is centered about 890 miles WSW of the Azores and moving NNE at 8 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast today. The subtropical depression is forecast to become absorbed by a large extratropical low on Thursday.

11:00 AM AST Wed Apr 19

Location: 31.9°N 40.9°W

Moving: NNE at 8 mph

Min pressure: 995 mb

Max sustained: 35 mph


Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

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