KJ's First Warning Forecast
Cloudy, soggy, and very muggy… A stationary front is lingering along the East Coast, with additional rounds of scattered showers and thunderstorms to impact the area. Severe storms are not expected, but be prepared for pockets of heavy rain to trigger localized flooding. The soil are saturated due to the all the recent rain events, just be prepared especially for the typical trouble spots. Warmer and extremely muggy conditions today with highs in the 80s yet feeling like the mid 90s.
Scattered showers and storms will continue for Friday as the front remains along the coast. Highs will return to the low and mid 80s and it will still be muggy.
Wet weather is likely this weekend. Expect mostly cloudy skies Saturday with scattered showers. Highs will dip to near 80 with slightly lower humidity. Warmer with a little more sunshine to break through the clouds Sunday, best shower and storm chances will be during the afternoon and evening.
Today: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: SE 5-15
Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: S 5-10
Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: NE 5-15
Weather & Health
Pollen: Low-Medium (Ragweed)
UV Index: 8 (Very High)
Air Quality: Good (Code Green)
Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1997 F1 Tornado: Northumberland Co
Tropical Storm Paulette is a little weaker, but it's expected to restrengthen over the weekend. Paulette is centered about 935 miles ENE of the northern Leeward Islands and moving WNW at 10 mph. This general motion is expected to continue through Friday. A NW motion should begin Friday evening and continue into the weekend. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with higher gusts. Swells generated by Paulette are expected to reach parts of the Leeward Islands tonight and then spread towards the Bahamas and Bermuda.
Tropical Storm Rene is now stronger and faster. It is centered about 800 miles WNW of the Cabo Verde Islands and moving WNW at 12 mph. This general motion is expected to continue for a couple of days, followed by a turn toward the NW. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Rene is expected to be near hurricane strength by Saturday.
A tropical wave is moving off the west coast of Africa. Gradual development is anticipated once the system moves over water, and a tropical depression is expected to form late this week or over the weekend while the system moves generally west across the eastern tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours: Medium (60%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: High (90%)
We are also tracking several smaller areas in the Atlantic Basin with low chances for tropical development.