First Warning Forecast: Tracking leftover wind and flooding, then much warmer weather

Posted at 12:53 PM, Sep 05, 2016

Tracking leftover wind and flooding, then much warmer weather….We’re still feeling some of the effects of Hermine as it continues to meander to the northeast in the Atlantic Ocean. This setup will continue to drive breezy and at times gusty winds along the immediate coast. We’ll have winds from the northwest between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts to 25 this afternoon. Winds will be lighter inland. However, with the rough surf and winds from Hermine, there is a high risk of rip currents at the beach. We’ll also see some tidal flooding early this afternoon and again late tonight. High tide at Sewells Point was at 12:25 p.m. today. We’ll have another high tide at 12:38 a.m. Tuesday morning. Some nuisance flooding is possible by then.  Otherwise, expect a mix of sun and clouds. A stray shower is possible along the coast. Highs will be near 80. Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with lows in the mid 60s.

We’re headed back to school on Tuesday in Hampton Roads. We’ll start the day with temperatures in the mid 60s. By afternoon, highs will reach the mid 80s. We’ll see mostly sunny skies. On Wednesday, expects highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s. By the end of the week, highs will be in the 90s under mostly sunny skies.

Enjoy our holiday!

Today: Partly Cloudy. Isolated Showers (20%). Windy. Highs near 80. Winds: N/W 10-15, G25 mph.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Winds: W/NW 5-15 mph.

Tomorrow: A Few Clouds. Warmer. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: NW/W 5-15 mph.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 4 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Tropical Update

Post-tropical cyclone Hermine continues to drift slowly north off of the Mid-Atlantic coast. Hermine is centered about 300 miles SE of Long Island and moving slowing north. A gradual turn toward the NNW or NW is expected this afternoon and tonight. A NE motion is expected to begin on Tuesday. Hermine should remain near hurricane strength through tonight. Gradual weakening is forecast to begin by Tuesday morning.

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Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1935 Hurricane: caused tornadoes, major flooding

1979 F3 Tornado: Newport News, F2 Tornado: Hampton, F1 Tornado: Gloucester Co

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