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Friday’s First Warning Forecast: Tracking rain and storms

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Posted at 6:09 AM, Apr 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-22 06:09:47-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Tracking rain and possible storms… We will start today with a mix of clouds and temperatures in the 60s. Highs will climb into the upper 70s with rain chances increasing this afternoon and evening as a cold front moves in. Rain could be heavy at times with a few thunderstorms possible. It will be windy today with SW winds at 10-20 mph.

Showers will linger for Saturday as the front slides off of the coastline. Rain chances will taper off and skies will clear for Sunday. Highs will return to the upper 60s and low this weekend, near normal for this time of year.

An Air Quality Alert is in effect until 7 AM Saturday for Currituck and Dare counties due to the wildfire along the Dare/Hyde border and SW winds.

Today: Mostly Cloudy, Rain(60%), Possible Storms, Windy. Highs in the upper 70s. Winds: SW 10-20

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Rain(70%), Possible Storms. Lows near 60. Winds: SW 5-15

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Showers(40%). Highs near 70. Winds: W/W 5-15

Weather & Health

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

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

April 22nd

1984 Heavy Rain: 1.60″ Richmond

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