First Warning Forecast: Tracking rain, possible storms for the weekend

Posted at 2:35 PM, May 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 14:35:22-04

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Tracking rain, possible storms for the weekend….Grab your umbrella! Rain will be possible Saturday and Sunday.

We’re tracking an area of low pressure in the southwest. This low will move toward the Mid-Atlantic late tonight into Saturday. A few showers will move in from south to north late tonight. But the bulk of the rain will arrive through the morning and early afternoon on Saturday. Some of the rain will be heavy at times. A few thunderstorms are also possible. Rain chances will start to diminish a bit by mid-afternoon through the evening. How much rain could we see? Our forecast models are hinting at anywhere from 1 to 2 inches of rain. Our winds will also be picking up from the east and then from the north between 15 and 25 mph. High temperatures will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

As low pressure moves away from the area into Sunday, our weather will remain unsettled. In fact, we’ll see mostly cloudy skies and a chance of showers. An isolated thunderstorm is possible. High temperatures will be in the mid and upper 60s.

As we begin the work week, a few showers are possible Monday. Otherwise, we’ll see partly cloudy skies and highs in the lower 70s. Our forecast will improve a lot through the week. We’ll see a nice mix of sun and clouds from Tuesday through at least Thursday. Highs will warm back into the mid 80s next week, too.

Friday Night: Mostly Cloudy. Rain moves in late (30%).  Low temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s. Winds: E 5-15 mph.

Saturday: Cloudy and Rainy (90%). Possible Storms. Windy. High temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Winds: E/N 15-25 mph.

Sunday: Mostly Cloudy. Chance of Showers (40%). Thunderstorm Possible. High temperatures in the mid and upper 60s. Winds: NW 5-10 mph.

High Tide at Sewells Point for Saturday

L: 3:44 am, 3:42 pm

H: 9:42 am, 10:00 pm

Weather & Health for Saturday

Pollen: Low (Grasses, Oak, Birch)

UV Index: Low to Moderate

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Moderate

Friday in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1973 F0 Tornado: Suffolk

1973 F2 Tornado Pasquotank Co

2008 Wind Damage & Hail Southeast VA, Northeast NC from line of Thunderstorms

Dominic Brown
First Warning Meteorologist
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