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First Warning Forecast: Tracking storms, then more rain for part of the weekend

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Posted at 3:15 PM, Apr 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-22 21:55:52-04

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Tracking storms, then more rain for part of the weekend….Keep your rain gear handy. We’re tracking scattered rain and possible storms as we move through our Friday night as a cold front moves through the area. Some of the rain could be heavy at times.  In fact, we could see some flooding in a few of our typical flood prone areas. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies. Low temperatures will be in lower 60s.

The cold front will be to our south on Saturday. However, showers will still be possible as we go through the day. But the entire day will not be a washout. There will likely be some breaks of sun, but overall, expect more clouds than sun. Our skies will gradually clear by Saturday evening. High temperatures will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

Drier weather moves in for Sunday, with mostly sunny skies on tap. High temperatures will be in the mid 60s. We’ll start the work week dry with partly cloudy skies, but small rain chances will creep back in for the rest of the week. Highs will be in the upper 70s on Monday and the lower 80s by Tuesday.

Also, keep in mind that an Air Quality Alert remains in effect until 7 AM Saturday for Dare County due to the wildfire along the Dare/Hyde border.

Friday Night: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Rain (70%). Storms Possible. Low temperatures near 60. Winds: SW 5-15 mph.

Saturday: More Clouds Than Sun. Scattered Showers (40%). High temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Winds: W-N 10-20 mph.

Sunday: Mostly Sunny and Mild. High temperatures in the upper 60s. Winds: W 10-15 mph.

Weather & Health for Saturday

Pollen: Moderate-High (Oak, Sweet Gum, Sycamore)

UV Index: 7 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green) / Code Orange for parts of NE NC

Mosquitoes: Low to Moderate

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1984 Heavy Rain: 1.60″ Richmond

Dominic Brown
First Warning Meteorologist
WTKR-TV NewsChannel 3
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