First Warning Forecast: Rain and a big cool down to end the week

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Posted at 4:59 AM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 12:40:40-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Tracking rain and a big cool down… We will see sunny skies again today with a few clouds mixing in this afternoon. Highs will warm to the upper 70s this afternoon. Clouds will build in overnight with lows in the 60s.

Expect a soggy day on Friday as a cold front moves through. Showers will move in Friday morning and rain will become widespread by midday through the afternoon. Showers should taper off Friday night to early Saturday morning. Cooler air will move in with the front. Temperatures will try to warm to the upper 60s by midday, then fall through the afternoon. Winds will also pick up by the afternoon, north at 10 to 20 mph.

Showers should move out before sunrise Saturday morning and clouds will clear out by midday. Saturday will be cool and windy. Highs will only reach the low 60s with north winds at 10 to 20 mph. Sunshine will continue for Sunday with highs in the upper 60s and lighter winds.

Today: Mostly Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Winds: S 5-15

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the low 60s. Winds: S 5-10

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Rain, Windy. Highs in the upper 60s. Winds: N 10-20

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low-Medium (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 5 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

October 15th

1970 Heavy Rain: 1.20" Salisbury

Tropical Update
A weak area of low pressure near the Lesser Antilles has become less well defined since yesterday. Strong upper-level winds are expected to continue to inhibit development while the system moves WNW over the next couple of days. Although development is no longer anticipated, the system could produce locally heavy rainfall across portions of the Lesser Antilles, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico over the next few days.
* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (0%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (0%)

A broad non-tropical low pressure system is expected to form over the weekend several hundred miles ESE of Bermuda. Some slow development will be possible early next week while the system moves SW and then west, passing about midway between Bermuda and the northern Lesser Antilles.
* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (0%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (20%)

A broad area of low pressure could form by early next week over the southwestern Caribbean Sea. Some gradual development of the system will be possible while it moves slowly WNW.
* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (0%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (20%)

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