Tuesday’s First Warning Forecast: Rain, wind and waves from Colin

Posted at 6:37 AM, Jun 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-07 12:35:19-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Rain moves out but winds pick up… The center of Colin will track just south of Cape Hatteras this afternoon. Most of the rain from Colin has moved out but a scattered shower or storm is possible this afternoon as a cold front moves through and helps to push Colin away. Some spots will see sunshine mix in this afternoon with highs in the mid 80s.

Winds and waves will increase this afternoon and stick around for Wednesday. Expect winds 5 to 15 in Hampton Roads but 20 to 40 with gusts to 50+ mph for the southern Outer Banks. Waves will increase to 3 to 4 feet off the Virginia Beach coast and 6 to 9 feet off the Hatteras coast. Expect an increased risk for rip currents up and down the Mid-Atlantic coast.

We will see plenty of sunshine Wednesday as TS Colin moves very quickly to the northeast and into the open Atlantic. It will still be windy tomorrow with NW winds at 10 to 20 and gusts to near 30 mph. Highs tomorrow will cool slightly into the upper 70s. We will see plenty of sunshine and highs near 80 for the end of the work week.

Today: Clearing Skies, PM Scattered Showers(30%), Breezy. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: NW 5-15

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Breezy. Lows in the mid 60s. Winds: NW 10-15

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, Breezy. Highs in the upper 70s. Winds: NW 10-20

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low (Oak, Grasses)

UV Index: 4 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Tropical Update

Colin becomes a post-tropical cyclone as is nears Cape Hatteras. Colin is located about 120 miles SW of Cape Hatteras and is moving very quickly NE at 36 mph. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from Oregon Inlet to Cape Lookout. Colin will continue moving NE very quickly, sliding just south of Hatteras early this afternoon. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts. Rain will be moving out of eastern North Carolina by midday but wind and wave action will increase this afternoon and evening as Colin moves off the coast of Virginia.

11:00 AM EDT Tue Jun 7

Location: 34.0°N 77.0°W

Moving: NE at 36 mph

Min pressure: 996 mb

Max sustained: 60 mph

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