First Warning Forecast: Another warm up to start the work week

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Posted at 5:15 AM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 11:10:44-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Another warm up… Watch out for areas of patchy fog this morning, mainly inland. We will see a nice mix of mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies today. Highs will warm to the mid 70s, about 5 degrees above normal for this time of year. Clouds will build in tonight with a stray shower possible.

Expect a mix of partly to mostly cloudy skies tomorrow with isolated showers possible. Highs will return to the mid 70s and it will feel more humid.

Wednesday will be the warmest day of the week. Highs will climb to near 80, about 10 degrees above normal for this time of year. We will see a mix of clouds with an isolated shower possible.

Highs will drop back to the 70s for the second half of the week with more sunshine mixing in. We are tracking a cold front this weekend. The front will bring in cooler air and a chance for rain.

Today: Mostly Sunny to Partly Cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s. Winds: E 5-10

Tonight: Partly to Mostly Cloudy. Lows in the low 60s. Winds: E 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly to Mostly Cloudy, Isolated Showers. Highs in the mid 70s. Winds: E 5-10

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 4 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

October 19th

1749 Hurricane: Raised Chesapeake Bay 15 feet

1997 Flash Flooding: Southeast Virginia

Tropical Update
Tropical Depression 27 strengthens to Tropical Storm Epsilon in the central Atlantic. Epsilon is centered about 735 miles SE of Bermuda. Little overall motion is expected through tonight. A slow WNW to NW motion should begin on Tuesday, and continue through midweek.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next 72 hours and Epsilon is forecast to be at or near hurricane strength by early Thursday.

A broad area of low pressure could form in a couple of days over the southwestern Caribbean Sea. Some gradual development of this system is possible late this week while it moves slowly NW or NNW over the western Caribbean Sea.
* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (near 0%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (20%)

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