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First Warning Forecast: Muggy with severe storm threat

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Posted at 4:42 AM, May 29, 2020

Meteorologist KJ Jacobs First Warning Forecast

Plan on a few more rounds of heavy rain for this afternoon and evening. Showers and storms are continuing to lift into the area from the southwest... A couple of them may become strong to severe with damaging wind gusts as the main threat along with heavy rainfall. Watch for areas of localized flooding in those typical trouble spots, since several clusters are repeatedly impacting the same areas with heavy rain.

We are tracking a cold front that will move in on Saturday. It will bring us another chance for scattered showers and storms but will also break us out of this soggy stretch. Strong to severe storms are possible Saturday, a few storms may develop early ahead of the front with more storms into the afternoon. Sunshine, cooler and refreshing conditions are expected for Sunday.

Today: Mostly Cloudy, Showers/Storms. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: S 5-15

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers. Lows in the low 70s. Winds: S 5-15

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Showers/Storms. Highs in the low 80s. Winds: SW/N 5-10

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low (Grasses, Oak)

UV Index: 7 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Moderate-High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

May 29th

1973 F1 Tornado: Bertie Co, Chowan Co, F0 Tornado: Hertford Co

1984 F2 Tornado: Chesapeake

Tropical Update

A broad area of low pressure appears to be developing over the central Atlantic Ocean several hundred miles ESE of Bermuda. Additional development of this system is possible, and a subtropical depression could form tonight or on Saturday as it moves generally north. Development is not expected after that time due to unfavorable environmental conditions.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Medium (50%)

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