Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast
Several rain chances this week… Expect partly cloudy skies today with a spotty shower possible. Today will probably be the lowest rain chance of the week. Highs will return to the mid 80s, almost 10 degrees above normal for this time of year. Humidity will continue to increase today, making it feel a bit less like autumn.
A cold front will move in and stall out over the Mid-Atlantic this week, locking in a pattern of clouds, showers, and storms. Expect partly cloudy skies Tuesday with scattered showers and storms possible, mainly in the afternoon. Highs will dip to the low 80s.
Clouds cover and rain chances will increase for the second half of the work week. Temperatures will drop to the mid and upper 70s, but it will still be humid. Clouds and rain will continue for the weekend ahead.
Today: Partly Cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: SW 5-10
Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Winds: SW 5-10
Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs in the low 80s. Winds: S 5-10
Weather & Health
Pollen: Low-Medium (Ragweed, Sagebrush)
UV Index: 5 (Moderate)
Air Quality: Good (Code Green)
Mosquitoes: Very High
Sam is a category 2 hurricane and is moving toward the northeast near 32 mph. A faster northeastward motion is expected through tonight. A slower east-northeastward motion is forecast to begin on Tuesday and continue through midweek. Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next few days, and Sam is expected to transition into a powerful post-tropical cyclone over the north Atlantic tonight or early Tuesday. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 275 miles.
The remnants of Victor are moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue through tonight. Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph with higher gusts. Weakening is forecast through tonight.
A large area of disorganized cloudiness and showers continues over the southeastern Bahamas and adjacent southwestern Atlantic waters in association with a surface trough. Upper-level winds are not expected to be especially conducive, and any development of this system should be slow to occur while it moves slowly NW through the end of this week.
* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (0%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (10%)
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