Friday’s First Warning Forecast: Clouds building in today, rain this weekend

Posted at 5:15 AM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 12:16:06-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Tracking rain for the weekend…  We will see a mix of sun and clouds today with highs in the low to mid 70s, about 5 degrees above normal for this time of year.

We are tracking an area of low pressure and cold front that will move from the Gulf Coast to the East Coast this weekend. We will see a mix of sun and clouds Saturday with highs in the mid 70s. An isolated shower is possible but most of the area will stay dry on Saturday. Rain chances will increase for Sunday as the cold front moves through. Expect mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers through midday and the afternoon. An isolated thunderstorm is possible but severe storms are not expected at this time. Highs will warm to near 80 before the cold front moves through.

Highs will drop to the low 70s early next week with partly cloudy skies. Rain chances will return for midweek and could linger for Halloween.

Today: Mix of Sun and Clouds. Highs in the low 70s. Winds: SE 5-10

Tonight: Mix of Clouds. Lows in the mid 50s. Winds: S 5-10

Tomorrow: Mix of Sun and Clouds, Isolated Showers. Highs in the mid 70s. Winds: N/E 5-10

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low (Ragweed)

UV Index: 4 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Moderate

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

October 25th

1897 Hurricane: conditions lasted 60 hours, coastal flooding

1967 F1 Tornado: Virginia Beach


Tropical Update

Tropical Depression 17 forms in the western Gulf of Mexico. TD 17 is centered about 320 miles SSW of Lake Charles, Louisiana and moving north at 16 mph. On the forecast track, the center of the cyclone should move across the northwestern Gulf of Mexico this afternoon and then move over the northern Gulf coast tonight or Saturday morning.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is expected today, and the depression could become a tropical storm this afternoon. The cyclone is then expected to merge with a cold front and become a post-tropical low with gale-force winds tonight before the center reaches the Gulf coast.

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