Tuesday’s First Warning Forecast: Another day of clouds and rain

Posted at 5:29 AM, Aug 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-08 11:23:14-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Another cloudy and soggy day… A cold front will push through the region today keeping clouds, showers, and storms in the forecast. We will see mostly cloudy skies this afternoon with scattered showers. Rain will gradually become more scattered and push to the south this afternoon. A storm or heavy downpour is possible but severe weather is not expected. Highs will only reach the upper 70s this afternoon.

The cold front will stall out to our south tomorrow. We will see partly cloudy skies Wednesday and rain should stay south of the Albemarle Sound. Highs will reach the low 80s Wednesday and Thursday, about 5 degrees below normal. We will see a mix of sun and clouds Thursday and rain chances will remain low. Clouds, rain, and storms will return for Friday and the weekend.

Today: Mostly Cloudy, Rain/Storms (70%). Highs in the upper 70s. Winds: N 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers (20%). Lows in the upper 60s. Winds: NE 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Stray Showers (10%). Highs in the low 80s. Winds: NE/E 5-15

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low (Grasses)

UV Index: 2 (Low)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Franklin is expected to move into the Bay of Campeche later today. Franklin is centered about 60 miles ESE of Campeche, Mexico and moving WNW at 13 mph. On the forecast track, the center of Franklin will move into the Bay of Campeche later today, move westward across the Bay of Campeche tonight and Wednesday, and be near the coast of mainland Mexico Wednesday night or early Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Some weakening is likely until the center moves back over water, and strengthening is expected until landfall occurs in mainland Mexico.

10:00 AM CDT Tue Aug 8

Location: 19.6°N 89.6°W

Moving: WNW at 13 mph

Min pressure: 1001 mb

Max sustained: 45 mph


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