Thursday’s First Warning Forecast: More rain on the way

Posted at 5:40 AM, May 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-05 07:30:47-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Cloudy, cool and more rain… An area of low pressure will move into Virginia and North Carolina today. Expect low clouds, drizzle and areas of fog this morning. Rain chances will increase for this afternoon and evening. A stray storm is possible but severe potential will be low. Persistent northeast winds will trigger minor tidal flooding today. High tides today are near 8:30 AM and 9:00 PM. Highs today will only reach into the low 60s.

Mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers will continue for Friday as the area of low pressure pushes off of the coastline. Highs will reach the mid 60s. Winds will shift on Friday, allowing high tide levels to drop below minor flood levels.

Rain chances and clouds will continue for Saturday as the area of low pressure lingers off of the Mid-Atlantic coast. We should see some sunshine mix in for Sunday with lower rain chances. Highs will warm into the low 70s on Saturday and upper 70s on Sunday.

Today: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers(60%), Stray Storms. Highs in the low 60s. Winds: NE 5-15

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers(70%). Lows in the low 50s. Winds: NE 5-15

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers(60%), Stray Storms. Highs in the mid 60s. Winds: N/W 5-15

Weather & Health

Pollen: Moderate (Oak, Birch, Sweet Gum)

UV Index: 5 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Moderate

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

May 5th

1834 Tornado: Lunenburg, Nottoway, Dinwiddie, Prince George Co

1989 F1 Tornado: Louisa Co

2004 Severe Thunderstorm: Hanover, Henrico, Prince George, Northumberland Co – Hail 0.75″-2.75″

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