Scattered showers and storms again today

Scattered showers and storms again today

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

More scattered showers and storms… A stationary front continues to linger across the Southeast, locking in the unsettled weather. Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies today with scattered showers and storms, mainly this afternoon to early evening. Highs will reach the low to mid 80s today, a couple degrees below normal for this time of year.

Friday will look and feel a lot like today. Expect a mix of clouds with scattered showers and storms, mainly in the afternoon. Highs will remain in the mid 80s, near or just below normal.

Rain chances will continue for the first half of the weekend, with heat and humidity building. We will see a mix of clouds with scattered showers and storms on Saturday with highs in the mid to upper 80s. More sunshine will mix in on Sunday with lower rain chances. Highs will warm to the upper 80s with an afternoon heat index in the mid to upper 90s.

Today: Mix of Clouds, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: NE/E 5-15

Tonight: Mix of Clouds, Scattered Showers/Storms. Lows in the low 70s. Winds: E 5-10

Tomorrow: Mix of Clouds, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: E/SE 5-10

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low-Medium (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 8 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

August 20th

1986 F0 Tornado: Bertie Co

Tropical Update

Tropical Depression Thirteen formed overnight in the central tropical Atlantic. TD 13 is centered about 905 miles east of the Northern Leeward Islands and moving WNW at 21 mph. On the forecast track, the depression is expected to move near or north of the northern Leeward Islands by late Friday and near or north of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm by later today.

We are watching two areas for potential tropical development…

A tropical wave and accompanying broad area of low pressure over the central Caribbean Sea. This system is gradually becoming better organized and a tropical depression is likely to form in a couple of days when the system reaches the northwestern Caribbean Sea. This system is moving west, and interests in Honduras and the Yucatan Peninsula should closely monitor its progress.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: High (70%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: High (80%)

A tropical wave over western Africa is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. This wave is expected to move over the far eastern tropical Atlantic on Friday, and some slow development is possible through the weekend while it moves WNW at 15 to 20 mph across the eastern tropical Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (10%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: Medium (40%)

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