Calm winds and warming up… A bit of a cool to start this morning with temperatures in the 50s. We will warm into the upper 70s this afternoon under partly cloudy skies and with light winds. The light winds will limit or even eliminate our tidal flooding threat. Highs will remain in the upper 70s to low 80s for Thursday and Friday. We are tracking a cold front that will bring us showers Friday night and into Saturday morning. Behind the front temperatures will drop. Highs will fall into the low 70s for Saturday and Sunday.
Today: Partly Cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. Winds: N 5-10
Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the low 60s. Winds: N 5-10
Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. Winds: N/E 5-10
Hurricane Joaquin is slowly weakening as it moves over the open north Atlantic. Joaquin is centered about 465 miles SSE of Newfoundland and moving ENE at 32 mph.
5:00 AM AST Wed Oct 7
Location: 40.5°N 49.4°W
Moving: ENE at 32 mph
Min pressure: 977 mb
Max sustained: 75 mph
Weather & Health
Pollen: Low-Moderate (Ragweed, Sagebrush)
UV Index: 5 (Moderate)
Air Quality: Good (Code Green)
Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1965 F0 Tornado: Newport News
1996 Tropical Storm Josephine: 3-5" rain Northeast NC, 7.2" rain Currituck Co
2006 Record Rainfall and Flooding. 10 inches Newport News & James City. Flooding Franklin and US460 all from heavy rains.
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