First Warning Forecast: Several days of sunshine this week

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Posted at 5:22 AM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 12:40:21-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

A nice week… Temperatures will reach the low 70s this afternoon, just a few degrees below normal for this time of year. Clouds will clear out this morning and most of the day will be sunny. A stray shower is possible but most of the day will be dry.

Sunny skies will continue, and temperatures will rise through midweek. Highs will reach the mid 70s on Tuesday and climb to the low 80s on Wednesday. Sunshine will continue but cooler air will return for the end of the week. Highs will drop to the low 70s on Thursday and mid 60s on Friday.

We are keeping a close eye on Tropical Depression 26. It is expected to make landfall near Louisiana as a hurricane on Friday. The storm will weaken over land, but the moisture will spread over the Southeast. We could see rain from the leftovers of this system this weekend.

Today: Clearing Skies. Highs in the low 70s. Winds: N 5-10

Tonight: Mainly Clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Winds: SE 5-10

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Winds: S 5-10

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 5 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

October 5th

1962 Flash Flooding: Wicomico Co

1995 2 F0 Tornadoes: Isle of Wight Co, F1 Tornado: King & Queen Co

2015 Coastal Storm: Heavy Rain & Coastal Flooding

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Delta expected to become a hurricane on Tuesday. TS Delta is centered about 135 miles south of Jamaica and moving west. On the forecast track, the center of Delta is expected to move away from Jamaica later today, move near or over the Cayman Islands early Tuesday, and approach western Cuba Tuesday afternoon or evening. Delta is forecast to move into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday night, and be over the south-central Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is expected during the next few days, and Delta is expected to become a hurricane on Tuesday before it nears western Cuba.

Tropical Storm Gamma expected to make landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula Tuesday. Gamma is centered about 145 miles NNW of Cozumel, Mexico and moving slowly SSW. On the forecast track, the center of Gamma should move inland over the northwest coast of the Yucatan Peninsula Tuesday night and remain inland through Thursday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast, and Gamma is expected to degenerate to a post-tropical remnant low on Wednesday. Dissipation of the low should occur on Friday.

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