Friday’s First Warning Forecast: A few showers to end the week

Posted at 5:45 AM, Sep 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-15 11:05:38-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Tracking a few showers and watching Jose… We will see a blend of sun and clouds again today with highs in the low to mid 80s. Scattered showers are possible this afternoon. A few storms and heavy downpours are possible but severe storms are not expected. Rain chances will taper with partly cloudy skies and lows in the upper 60s tonight.

More sunshine will mix in on Saturday with a few isolated showers possible. Highs will dip into the low 80s this weekend, near normal for this time of year. More clouds will mix in on Sunday with an isolated shower still possible.

Jose is expected to track between the East Coast and Bermuda early next week. The exact path will determine how much of an impact we see but it looks like the core of the storm will stay over the Atlantic. As of now, we will see rough surf and a high risk for rip currents this weekend and early next week. Winds will crank up for Monday and Tuesday with gusts to near 35 mph possible. Some tidal flooding is expected by late Sunday and early next week.

Today: Partly Sunny, Scattered Showers (30%). Highs in the low to mid 80s. Winds: W/N/E 5-10

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

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

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Moderate (Ragweed)

UV Index: 7 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

Jose is expected to produce high surf and rip currents along the East Coast. Jose is centered about 485 miles SW of Bermuda and moving NW at 9 mph. This general motion is expected today, followed by a turn to the NNW late Saturday and toward the north on Sunday.Maximum sustained winds remain near 70 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is currently en route to obtain a better wind speed estimate.

11:00 AM AST Fri Sep 15

Location: 26.5°N 69.4°W

Moving: NW at 9 mph

Min pressure: 989 mb

Max sustained: 70 mph

Tropical Depression Fourteen forecast to become Tropical Storm Lee later today. TD 14 is centered about 430 miles SW of the Cabo Verde Islands and moving WNW at 10 mph. A west or WNW motion is forecast during the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. The depression is forecast to become a tropical storm later today.

11:00 AM AST Fri Sep 15

Location: 11.4°N 28.3°W

Moving: WNW at 10 mph

Min pressure: 1008 mb

Max sustained: 35 mph

We are watching a tropical wave located about 1200 miles east of the Windward Islands. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for gradual development and a tropical depression is expected to form in 2 or 3 days as it most generally west.

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

* Formation chance through 5 days: High (90%)

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Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

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1981 F2 Tornado: Northampton Co

1999 Flash Flooding: (Floyd)

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