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First Warning Forecast: Not as soggy early this week

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Posted at 5:29 AM, Aug 17, 2020

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Not as soggy to start the work week… We will see a nice mix of sun and clouds today with a few scattered showers. Highs will reach the mid 80s today, near normal for this time of year. A weak cold front may trigger a few more scattered showers or storms tonight, mainly closer to I-95.

Highs will warm to the upper 80s tomorrow with more sunshine mixing in and an even lower rain chance.

A stationary front will move in and stall out across the Southeast for the end of the week. We will see more clouds with a bigger chance for showers and storms for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Highs will remain in the mid to upper 80s.

Today: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: NW/SE 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Lows near 70. Winds: S 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: W 5-10

Weather & Health

Pollen: Medium-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

August 17th

1974 F1 Tornado: Northampton Co

1986 Hurricane Charley

Tropical Update

We are watching two areas in the Atlantic for potential tropical development…

A tropical wave located about 400 miles east of the Windward Islands. This disturbance is expected to move west at about 20 mph during the next few days, approaching the Windward and southern Leeward Islands today and moving across the western Caribbean Sea Tuesday and Wednesday. Upper-level winds could become more conducive for the development of a tropical depression during the latter part of this week.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (20%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: Medium (50%)

Another tropical wave located over the far eastern tropical Atlantic well to the SSE of the Cabo Verde Islands. The wave is forecast to move west to WNW at 15 to 20 mph during the next few days. Environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for the development of a tropical depression during the middle-to-latter part of this week while the system moves across the central tropical Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (10%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: Medium (60%)

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