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First Warning Forecast: Windy and bitterly cold, then sunny and warm

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Posted at 7:24 PM, Apr 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-09 21:57:40-04

A Freeze Warning is in effect for most of Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina from midnight through 9 am Sunday.  Freezing temperatures will kill or damage sensitive plants.

Windy and cold, then sunny and warm….Is it really spring? Well, a lot of folks have been asking that question after seeing snowflakes and grabbing a coat to stay warm on Saturday. And as we move through our Sunday morning, you’ll need that coat again. We are tracking bitterly cold weather. Morning temperatures will be at or below freezing for most of Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina. Hence, a Freeze Warning is in effect through mid-morning on Sunday. Take your precautions, and don’t forget about your pets and your plants. The winds will be a bit breezy through the morning, but by afternoon, they’ll start to relax. High temperatures should reach the low and mid 50s. We’ll see plenty of sunshine through the day, too.  The sun will stick around on Monday, but we’ll likely see a few more clouds.  No rain is expected. High temperatures will be in the low and mid 70s. Highs will be in the 70s on Tuesday, but that warm weather won’t last long. A cold front will move in, giving way to showers and thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening. The rain will likely linger into Wednesday. Highs on Wednesday will dip into the upper 50s.

Saturday Night: Partly Cloudy. Isolated Showers/Snowflakes (20%). Low temperatures in the upper 20s and lower 30s. Winds: NW 20-30 mph, gusts to 45.

Sunday: Mostly Sunny and Cold. Not as Windy. High temperatures in the low to mid 50s. Winds: W/NW 10-20 mph.

Monday: Partly Cloudy. Warm and Breezy. High temperatures in the low to mid 70s. Winds: SW 10-20 mph.

Weather & Health for Sunday

Pollen: High (Oak, Maple, Elm)

UV Index: High (7)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

Dominic Brown
First Warning Meteorologist
WTKR-TV NewsChannel 3
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