Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast
A chilly, windy, and sunny start to the week. Temperatures will start near 40 this morning with wind chills in the 30s. It will be very windy today with NW winds at 15 to 25 and gusts to near 35 mph. Highs will only warm to the low 50s this afternoon, but it will feel more like the 40s. Expect clear skies tonight with lows dropping to the low 40s and upper 30s.
Highs will warm to near 60 tomorrow with sunny skies. It will still be breezy with west winds at 10 to 15 mph. Highs will warm to the mid 60s on Wednesday and the low 70s to end the work week. We will see sunshine most of this week with some extra clouds building in by Friday.
Today: Sunny, Windy, Cooler. Highs in the low 50s. Winds: NW 15-25G35
Tonight: Clear, Breezy. Lows in the upper 30s. Winds: W 10-15
Tomorrow: Sunny, Breezy. Highs near 60. Winds: W 5-15
Weather & Health
Pollen: Low (Ragweed)
UV Index: 3 (Moderate)
Air Quality: Good (Code Green)
Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1966 F3 Tornado: Richmond Co, F2 Tornado: Nottoway Co, Brunswick Co
2007 Tropical Storm/Hurricane Noel: Winds of 35-50 mph
Eta continues to rapidly strengthen and is expected to become a major hurricane soon. Hurricane Eta is centered about 115 miles east of the Nicaragua/Honduras border and moving west at 9 mph. On the forecast track, the center of Eta is expected to approach the northeastern coast of Nicaragua later today and make landfall in Nicaragua on Tuesday. The center of Eta is forecast to move farther inland over northern Nicaragua through Wednesday night.
Reconnaissance aircraft and satellite data indicate that Eta is rapidly strengthening. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 110 mph with higher gusts. Continued rapid strengthening is expected through early Tuesday, and Eta is expected to become a major hurricane very soon. Weakening will begin after the system moves inland.
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