Tuesday’s First Warning Forecast: A break from the heat but more rain

Posted at 5:49 AM, Jun 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-20 12:30:55-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Not as hot but more rain on the way… The cold front that brought us the rain and storms yesterday will stall out across the Mid-Atlantic for today and tomorrow. Expect mostly cloudy skies today with a glimpse of sun possible. A few showers a possible through midday with another wave of showers and storms moving in this evening, mainly for Northeastern North Carolina. Storms are possible today but severe weather is not expected. Highs will only reach the low 80s today, about 10 degrees cooler than yesterday.

We will see mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and storms tonight. Most of the rain will be in North Carolina and the Southside. Temperatures will fall to near 70 by Wednesday morning.

With the front still stalled over the region, scattered showers and storms will continue for Wednesday. Rain is more likely for areas to the south and east. Some sunshine could mix in for areas to the north and west. Highs will return to the low 80s tomorrow. The heat will return for the end of the week and weekend.

Today: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms (40%). Highs in the low 80s. Winds: W/S 5-15

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms (50%). Lows near 70. Winds: SW 5-15

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms (50%). Highs in the low 80s. Winds: SW 5-15

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low (Grasses)

UV Index: 6 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Bret is moving across the eastern Caribbean Sea near the coast of Venezuela. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Weakening should begin today and the system is expected to dissipate on Thursday.

11:00 AM AST Tue Jun 20

Location: 11.6°N 64.4°W

Moving: WNW at 21 mph

Min pressure: 1008 mb

Max sustained: 45 mph

An area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico will likely become our next tropical storm. It is centered about 265 miles south of Morgan City, Louisiana and moving NW at 10 mph. This system is expected to be near the SW Louisiana coast late Wednesday. Some slight strengthening is possible before the system reaches the coast. This will be a major rain-maker for much of the Gulf Coast and Southeast.

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

June 20th

1983 Heavy Rain: 2.96″ Richmond

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