First Warning Forecast: Showers today with winds ramping up

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Posted at 5:42 AM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 08:04:36-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Showers today, cooler tomorrow… Watch out for areas of fog this morning, especially for inland Southside and inland NE NC. We will see a mix of clouds today with a chance for showers mainly midday through the afternoon. Highs will return to the low 80s this afternoon and it will still be muggy. Winds will pick up through the day, north at 10 to 20 mph this afternoon.

Cooler and less humid air will move on Tuesday. Highs will only reach the mid 70s and it will feel more fall-like. We will see a mix of clouds tomorrow with an isolated shower possible. It will still be windy tomorrow, NE 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday is looking like the nicest day of the week. Expect more sunshine, highs in the upper 70s, and lighter winds. Rain will return later Thursday to Friday.

Today: Mix of Clouds, Scattered Showers. Highs in the low 80s. Winds: N 10-20

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Windy. Lows in the upper 60s. Winds: NE 10-20

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, Isolated Showers, Windy. Highs in the mid 70s. Winds: NE 10-20

Weather & Health

Pollen: Medium (Ragweed)

UV Index: 6 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

September 14th

1944 Great Atlantic Hurricane: Heavy Rain, High winds Virginia Beach, 130 mph gust Cape Henry

Tropical Update

Eye of Hurricane Paulette over the island of Bermuda. On the forecast track, the eye of Paulette will continue to pass over Bermuda during the next couple of hours, followed by passage of the southern portion of the eyewall.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 90 mph with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is likely when Paulette turns NE and moves away from Bermuda tonight through Tuesday.

Tropical Depression Rene is centered about 1115 miles NE of the Leeward Islands and moving west at 3 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph with higher gusts. Weakening is forecast, and Rene is expected to become a remnant low later today and dissipate by Wednesday.

Outer rain bands from Tropical Storm Sally approaching the Gulf Coast. Sally is centered about 120 miles ESE of the mouth of the Mississippi River and moving WNW at 9 mph. On the forecast track, the center of Sally will move over the north-central Gulf of Mexico today, and approach southeastern Louisiana this afternoon, and make landfall on Tuesday. Afterward, Sally is expected to move slowly NNE near the northern Gulf Coast through Wednesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts. Strengthening is expected over the next day or so, and Sally is forecast to become a hurricane by tonight, with additional strengthening possible before the center crosses the northern Gulf Coast.

Tropical Depression Twenty strengthens into Tropical Storm Teddy. TS Teddy is centered about 1405 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and moving WNW at 14 mph. A continued WNW motion is expected for the next day or two followed by a turn toward the NW by mid-week.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is anticipated, and Teddy is forecast to become a hurricane in a couple of days.

Tropical Depression 21 forms in the eastern tropical Atlantic. TD 21 is centered about 330 miles WNW of the Cabo Verde Islands and moving north at 6 mph. This motion is forecast to continue into this afternoon, followed by a turn toward the NW tonight, with a WNW motion expected on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Some slight strengthening could occur today and tonight, and the depression could briefly become a tropical storm during that time. Weakening is expected to begin by Tuesday night, if not sooner, and continue into Wednesday and Thursday.

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