First Warning Forecast: Nice again today, building humidity this week

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Posted at 5:34 AM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 12:34:03-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

A return to humidity and rain… The nice weather from the weekend will carry over to Labor Day. We will see a nice mix of mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies today. An isolated shower/storm is possible, mainly near the coast, but most areas should stay dry. Highs will reach the mid 80s with slightly higher humidity.

Highs will remain in the low to mid 80s all week, but humidity will continue to build. More clouds will build in by midweek with a bigger chance for showers and storms. We will be stuck in an unsettled pattern for the end of the week. Expect scattered showers and storms with partly to mostly cloudy skies Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Today: Mostly Sunny to Partly Cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: NE/E 5-15

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the low to mid 70s. Winds: E 5-10

Tomorrow: Mix of Clouds, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: E 5-15

Weather & Health

Pollen: Medium-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

September 7th

1876 Hurricane: Strong Winds, coastal Flooding Northeast North Carolina

Tropical Update
Tropical Depression Seventeen becomes Tropical Storm Paulette. Paulette is centered about 1205 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands or about 1375 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands. Paulette is moving toward the WNW near 3 mph. A general WNW to NW motion at a slightly faster speed is expected during the next several days.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph with higher gusts. Modest additional strengthening is expected during the next couple of days.

Tropical Depression Eighteen is almost a tropical storm. TD 18 is centered about 185 miles ESE of the Cabo Verde Islands. On the forecast track, the center of the cyclone is forecast to pass near or over the Cabo Verde Islands later today and tonight.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and the depression is forecast to become a tropical storm later today.

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