Wednesday’s First Warning Forecast: Rain and storms, then a cool down

Posted at 5:48 AM, Aug 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 12:38:49-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Rain and storms moving in… We are tracking a cold front that will move through later today. Expect sunshine this morning with clouds building in by midday. Showers and storms will move in for the afternoon and evening. Strong to severe storms are possible with gusty winds and heavy downpours. It will still be hot and humid (before the front) with highs near 90 and an afternoon heat index near 100.

Most of the rain will move out early Thursday morning. We will see a mix of sun and clouds tomorrow with an isolated shower possible. Cooler and less humid air will move in behind the front. Highs will dip into the low 80s to end the work week.

Get ready for a refreshing weekend. We will see a nice mix of sun and clouds and slim rain chances both Saturday and Sunday. Highs will only reach the upper 70s with lower humidity.

Today: Clouds Building, PM Showers/Storms (60%), Hot & Humid. Highs near 90. Winds: SW/NE 5-10

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Showers/Storms (70%). Lows in the mid 70. Winds: N 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, Isolated Showers (20%), Breezy. Highs in the low 80s. Winds: N 5-15

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Moderate (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

Harvey regenerates into a Tropical Depression in the Gulf of Mexico. Harvey is centered about 535 miles SSE of Port O’Conner, Texas and moving NW at 9 mph. On the forecast track, Harvey should be approaching the Texas coast late Friday. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Harvey could become a hurricane on Friday.

10:00 AM CDT Wed Aug 23

Location: 21.5°N 92.5°W

Moving: NW at 9 mph

Min pressure: 1006 mb

Max sustained: 35 mph

Hurricane Tracker

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

August 23rd

1933 Hurricane: major hurricane for VA, extensive damage, flooding

1974 F1 Tornado: Worcester Co

1983 F1 Tornado: Fluvanna Co

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