Tuesday’s First Warning Forecast: Cooler today, tracking storms ahead

Posted at 5:23 AM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 11:22:01-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Much cooler and less humid… Expect sunshine with highs in the mid 70s this afternoon, about 15 degrees cooler than yesterday. Inland North Carolina will warm to near 80 today, still 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. Lower humidity will make it feel much more comfortable today. It will also be breezy today with north winds at 10 to 20 mph, relaxing later this afternoon and evening.

Highs will return to the mid 70s on Wednesday, near normal for this time of year. Sunny skies will continue through midweek.

Our next chance for showers and storms will move in on Thursday. Clouds will build in Thursday morning with scattered showers and storms through the afternoon. A strong to severe storm is possible with the biggest severe threat closer to northern Virginia and Maryland. Temperatures will warm back to the mid 80s for the end of the week.

Today: Mostly Sunny, Cooler, Breezy. Highs in the mid 70s. Winds: N 10-20

Tonight: Mainly Clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Winds: NE 5-15

Tomorrow: A Few Clouds. Highs in the mid 70s. Winds: NE/E 5-10

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Medium-High (Grasses, Oak, Birch)

UV Index: 11 (Extreme)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

May 21st

2001 F0 Tornado: Suffolk

Tropical Update

Andrea weakens to a depression and is expected to dissipate soon. Subtropical Depression Andrea is about 280 miles WSW of Bermuda and moving north at 8 mph. A turn toward the northeast and east is expected tonight.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 35 mph with higher gusts. Continued weakening is forecast, and Andrea is expected to degenerate into a remnant low by this evening.

11:00 AM AST Tue May 21

Location: 30.8°N 69.2°W

Moving: N at 8 mph

Min pressure: 1009 mb

Max sustained: 35 mph

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