First Warning Forecast: Another gloomy day, Rain and wind to end the work week

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Posted at 5:40 AM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 11:12:50-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Another gloomy morning with low clouds, drizzle, and areas of dense fog. Some sunshine will try to break through this afternoon but most of the day will be cloudy. Highs will warm to near 70, a few degrees above normal for this time of year.

We will warm to the mid 70s on Wednesday with a mix of clouds, partly to mostly cloudy. Rain chances will remain slim tomorrow.

The remnants of Hurricane Zeta will spread over the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic on Thursday and Friday. We will see widespread rain to end the work week. Highs will return to the mid 70s on Thursday, then drop to the mid 60s on Friday. Winds will ramp up Thursday to Friday, turning NW at 15 to 25 with gusts to 35 mph.

Rain will clear out just in time for the weekend. Expect partly cloudy skies on Saturday (Halloween) with highs in the upper 50s and lows in the low 50s. It will still be breezy, NE at 10 to 15 mph.

Today: Mostly Cloudy. Highs near 70. Winds: W/N 5-10

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

Tomorrow: Mix of Clouds. Highs in the mid 70s. Winds: SW 5-10

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low (Ragweed)

UV Index: 4 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

October 27th

1995 Severe Thunderstorms: Nottoway, Mecklenburg, Lunenburg Co

2010 EF0 Tornado: Mecklenburg Co.

Tropical Update
Zeta expected to bring hurricane conditions to the U.S. Gulf Coast on Wednesday. Tropical Storm Zeta is centered about 520 miles south of the Mississippi River and moving NW at 14 mph. On the forecast track, the center of Zeta will move over the southern Gulf of Mexico later today and over the central Gulf of Mexico tonight. Zeta is forecast to approach the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday, make landfall near Louisiana/Mississippi late Wednesday or Wednesday night, and move inland across the southeastern United States early Thursday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph with higher gusts. Zeta is forecast to re-strengthen while it moves over the southern Gulf of Mexico and become a hurricane again later today. Zeta is forecast to be at or near hurricane strength when it reaches the northern Gulf Coast late Wednesday.

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