Friday’s First Warning Forecast: Rain, wind and cold air on the way

Posted at 5:55 AM, Mar 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-18 05:55:19-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Tracking rain, wind and cold air…. If you liked yesterday’s weather, then you will enjoy today. Expect sunshine with a few clouds mixing in. Highs will top out in the upper 60s, just a few degrees cooler than yesterday and still about 10 degrees above normal.

Colder air moves in for the weekend. Expect highs in the low 50s on Saturday and the upper 40s on Sunday. Overnight lows will fall into the low 40s and upper 30s. We will start with sunshine Saturday morning with clouds building in by midday. Rain will move in Saturday night as an area of low pressure slides up the Carolina coastline. Rain will continue for most of Sunday and will move out overnight Sunday into early Monday morning. As that low moves into the Atlantic it will crank up and increase our winds. Expect NE to north winds at 10 to 20 mph, with higher gusts possible. The strong winds will also bring us rough surf and a risk for minor tidal flooding.

We will return to sunshine early next week with highs in the 50s. Highs will climb back into the 60s and 70s by midweek.

Today: A Few Clouds, Cooler. Highs in the upper 60s. Winds: N/W 5-15

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Chilly. Lows in the mid 40s. Winds: W/N 5-15

Tomorrow: Partly to Mostly Cloudy, PM Rain, Even Cooler, Windy. Highs in the low 50s. Winds: NE 10-20

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate-High (Juniper, Birch, Sycamore)

UV Index: 5 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

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