Meteorologist KJ Jacobs - First Warning Forecast
Severe thunderstorm threat today… The best time for strong to severe storms are this afternoon to evening. The biggest threats will be gusty winds and heavy downpours. Today will not be as hot as yesterday but it will still be muggy. Highs will reach the mid 80s but it will feel more like the low 90s.
The apparent cold front associated with the storm threat will stall out along the Mid-Atlantic coast, keeping us in an unsettled weather pattern for several days. Expect mostly cloudy skies on Friday with more scattered showers and storms early, but no severe weather is expected other warming into the upper 70s and humid.
Highs will return to the upper 70s and low 80s this weekend. We will see a mix of sun and clouds with more scattered showers and storms possible. Rain chances will continue for the first half of next week. We should break out of this soggy stretch for the second half of next week.
Today: Mix of Clouds, PM Showers/Storms. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: S 10-15G25
Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Showers/Storms. Lows in the low 70s. Winds: S 5-10
Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs in the upper 70s. Winds: W/N/E 5-10
Weather & Health
Pollen: Low (Grasses)
UV Index: 8 (Very High)
Air Quality: Good (Code Green)
Mosquitoes: Very High
Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
2004 F0 Tornado: Brunswick Co
2004 F0 Tornado: Chowan Co
A well-defined tropical wave located about 350 miles east of the Windward Islands continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Although significant development is not expected due to dry air and adverse upper-level winds, some areas of heavy rain and gusty winds are possible across portions of the Windward Islands later today through early Friday while the wave moves west at 15 to 20 mph.
* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (10%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (10%)