Thursday’s First Warning Forecast: A cooler and less humid stretch

Posted at 5:20 AM, Aug 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-24 12:47:40-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Rain moving out, cooler air moving in… A few leftover showers will linger this morning, mainly in NC. We will see a mix of sun and clouds tomorrow with an isolated shower possible. Cooler and less humid air is moving in. Highs will dip into the low and mid 80s today, near or just below normal. It will be a bit breezy today with northeast winds 5 to 15 mph.

Highs will only climb into the low 80s tomorrow. We will see another nice mix of sun and clouds. An isolated shower is possible but most areas will stay dry. Get ready for a refreshing weekend. Expect partly cloudy skies and slim rain chances both Saturday and Sunday. Highs will only reach the upper 70s with lower humidity.

Today: Partly Sunny, Isolated Showers (20%), Cooler. Highs in the low 80s. Winds: NE 5-15

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Winds: NE 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers (20%). Highs in the low 80s. Winds: NE 5-10

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Moderate (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 8 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Harvey is forecast to be a major hurricane with a landfall in Texas. Harvey is centered about 365 miles SE of Corpus Christi, Texas and moving NNW at 10 mph. On the forecast track, Harvey will approach the middle Texas coast on Friday and make landfall Friday night or early Saturday, and then stall near the middle Texas coast through the weekend.

Data from the Hurricane Hunter plane indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph with higher gusts. Rapid strengthening is forecast and Harvey is expected to become a major hurricane before it reaches the middle Texas coast.

10:00 AM CDT Thu Aug 24

Location: 24.0°N 93.3°W

Moving: NNW at 10 mph

Min pressure: 982 mb

Max sustained: 65 mph

Hurricane Tracker

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

August 24th

1635 First written reference to a hurricane off the Virginia coast

1975 F1 Tornado: Gloucester Co

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