First Warning Forecast: Several days with clouds and rain this week

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Posted at 5:24 AM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 08:35:19-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Soggy stretch of days… A stationary front is lingering along the Carolina coast. As it moves inland, we will see more clouds and more rain later this week. Expect a mix of partly to mostly cloudy skies today with scattered showers and storms. Highs will return to the low and mid 80s but it will feel more muggy today. It will still be breezy today with NE winds at 10 to 15 mph.

Expect mostly cloudy skies tomorrow with a bigger chance for rain and storms. It will be humid with highs in the low 80s, near normal for this time of year. It will still be breezy with E/NE winds at 10 to 15 mph.

The cloudy skies with scattered showers and storms will continue for Thursday and Friday as the front remains along the coast. We should see a bit more sunshine mix in this weekend, but scattered showers and storms are still possible. Highs will remain in the low to mid 80s.

Today: Partly to Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: NE 10-15

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Lows in the mid 70s. Winds: NE 5-15

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs in the low 80s. Winds: NE 10-15

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 8th

1804 Hurricane "Inconceivable" Damage - Coastal Virginia

2004 Tornado Outbreak: Central, East Central, VA

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Paulette strengthens over the open central tropical Atlantic. Paulette is centered about 1250 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands or about 1330 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands. Paulette is moving toward the northwest near 6 mph and should continue in this general motion with a faster forward speed later today, then move WNW Wednesday through Friday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph with higher gusts. Further strengthening is forecast during the next day or so, with little change in strength expected afterward through Thursday. Some weakening is expected Thursday evening and Friday.

Tropical Storm Rene moving over the Cabo Verde Islands. On the forecast track, the center of Rene will pass over the central and western Cabo Verde Islands today, and then move away from the islands tonight.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected today, followed by gradual strengthening tonight into Thursday, with Rene forecast to become a hurricane in a couple of days.

An area of low pressure is located about 300 miles WSW of Bermuda. Showers and thunderstorm activity associated with the low has increased since last night but remains somewhat disorganized. Gradual additional development of this system is possible during the next two or three days and it could become a tropical depression while it moves slowly west to WNW.
* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (30%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: Medium (40%)

A tropical wave is forecast to emerge off the west coast of Africa by Thursday. Gradual development is expected once the system moves over water, and a tropical depression is likely to form late this week or over the weekend while the system moves generally west across the eastern tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (0%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: High (70%)

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