Friday’s First Warning Forecast: A small cool down this weekend

Posted at 5:53 AM, Aug 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-04 12:24:12-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Tracking a cold front for the weekend… Today will be a very typical early August day for us. Temperatures will reach the mid to upper 80s this afternoon, near normal for this time of year. We will see a nice mix of sun and clouds today with isolated showers and storms popping up this afternoon. A thunderstorm is possible but severe storms are not expected. Temperatures will return to the low 70s tonight with partly cloudy skies and a few isolated showers.

A cold front will move through on Saturday. Isolated showers and storms are possible but this front will not be a major rain maker. Highs will reach the mid 80s Saturday and drop into the low 80s Sunday. Humidity will drop behind the front on Sunday. We will see a blend of sun and clouds for most of the weekend. Get ready for a cloudy and soggy stretch next week.

Today: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers/Storms (20%). Highs in the mid to upper 80s. Winds: S/SE 5-15

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers/Storms (20%). Lows in the low 70s. Winds: S 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers/Storms (20%). Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: W/N 5-10

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Moderate (Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

We are watching two areas in the tropics…

A broad low pressure system producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms several hundred miles south and southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. Environmental conditions are conducive for this system to consolidate and develop during the next few days. A tropical depression is likely to form by early next week while moving WNW at about 15 mph across the tropical Atlantic Ocean.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Medium (50%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: High (80%)

A large area of cloudiness and thunderstorms located over the central and eastern Caribbean Sea is associated with a tropical wave. This disturbance is expected to move WNW at about 15 mph across the western Caribbean Sea and Bay of Campeche through the middle of next week, where environmental conditions appear conducive for development.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (20%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: Medium (60%)

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

August 4th

1975 F1 Tornado: Wicomico Co

1991 F1 Tornado: Brunswick Co

2000 Flash Flooding: Eastern Coastal Virginia

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