Monday’s First Warning Forecast: Another cooler day with a few showers

Posted at 5:36 AM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 11:16:06-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

A slow warm up this week… Today will look and feel a lot like yesterday. We will see partly to mostly cloudy skies today with on and off showers possible. Highs will return to the upper 70s to near 80, about 5 degrees below normal for this time of year. It will be breezy again today with NE winds at 10 to 15 mph.

We will warm a few degrees tomorrow to the low 80s. Expect a mix of clouds with a few scattered showers. Highs will reach the mid 80s on Wednesday, near normal for this time of year. We could see another round of scattered showers and storms Wednesday, as a cold front moves in.

Highs will remain in the mid 80s for the end of the work week. Expect partly cloudy skies with lower rain chances.

Today: Mix of Clouds, Scattered Showers, Breezy. Highs in the upper 70s. Winds: NE 10-15

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers. Lows near 70. Winds: NE 5-15

Tomorrow: Mix of Clouds, Scattered Showers. Highs in the low 80s. Winds: E 5-15

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Medium-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 8 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

August 26th

1998 F0 Tornado: Chowan Co

2003 F0 Tornado: Richmond Co

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Dorian approaching the Windward Islands. Dorian is centered about 135 miles ESE of Barbados and moving WNW at 14 mph. This motion is expected to continue through Tuesday night, followed by a turn toward the NW on Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of Dorian is expected to be near the Windward Islands late today and tonight and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday. Dorian is expected to pass near or south of Puerto Rico on Wednesday and approach eastern Hispaniola Wednesday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next few days and Dorian could be near hurricane strength when it passes through the northern Windward Islands on Tuesday. Dorian is expected to be a hurricane when it moves near Puerto Rico and eastern Hispaniola.

We are also watching an elongated area of low pressure located about 275 miles SSE of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Environmental conditions appear conducive for additional gradual development, and a tropical or subtropical cyclone is likely to form later today or Tuesday while the system moves slowly NE well offshore of the United States east coast.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: High (80%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: High (80%)

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