First Warning Forecast: More storms to end the work week

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Posted at 5:29 AM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 14:42:38-04

KJ's First Warning Forecast

Very warm, humid with more storms this afternoon...

Unsettled weather may interfere with your plans for the rest of the week. The nearby stalled cold front will keep shower and storms around. Today, partly sunny with the best storm chances for this afternoon and evening. Should you get caught in a storm, expect heavy rain and lightning.

Scattered showers and storms are likely again Thursday and Friday. Temperatures will range from the upper 80s to lower 90s, which is near normal for this time of year. We are stuck in the same weather pattern for the weekend. Expect a mix of clouds, scattered showers and storms, and high temperatures near 90. Use our First Warning Weather app for heavy rain, lightning and severe weather notifications.

Today: Partly to Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs near 90. Winds: SW 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: SW 5-10

Tomorrow: Mix of Clouds, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs in the low 90s. Winds: SW 5-10

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low-Medium (Grasses)
UV Index: 7 (High)
Air Quality: Good (Code Green)
Mosquitoes: Extreme

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

July 29th
2005 F0 Tornado: Pasquotank Co

Tropical Update

Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine (PTC #9) is the disturbance impacting the Leeward Islands with heavy rain and gusty winds. The disturbance remains an unnamed storm due to its lack of a well-defined center. Increasing shower and storm activity along with tropical-storm-force winds, albeit far from the designated center shows there is still potential for further development.

The system is quickly moving to the west-northwest at 23 mph. The system is also impacting the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico through tonight, near Hispaniola Thursday and Cuba on Friday.

Some increase in strength is forecast through tonight, with weakening likely on Thursday due to land interaction. Some restrengthening is possible by this weekend. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 275 miles primarily to the north and northeast of the center.

PTC #9 as of 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 29

Max sustained winds: 45 mph
Location: 16.2. N 64.7 W
Moving: West at 23 mph
Min pressure: 1006 mb