First Warning Forecast: We’re warming up, then cooling down

Posted at 3:33 PM, Sep 12, 2016

Cooler temps are on the way….We’re tracking high temperatures in the 70s! But we have a few more days before this pleasant weather arrives.

As we move through our Monday evening, expect fairly tranquil weather across Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina as an area of high pressure continues to build over the area. So we’ll see mostly clear skies. Some patchy areas of fog may develop here and there late tonight. Overnight low temperatures will be in the mid 60s.

On Tuesday, we’ll see more sunshine across the area mixed in with a few clouds. High temperatures will warm into the low and mid 80s.

By Wednesday, our temperatures will soar into the upper 80s and lower 90s under a mix of sun and clouds. Late in the day, a cold front will approach the area from the west. Earlier, our forecast models were hinting at rain and storms arriving with the front. But our latest model runs are backing off on the rainfall potential late Wednesday into Thursday. So for now, we’ll keep the rain chances at 20 percent. We’ll continue fine tuning the forecast by midweek. Regardless, once the front passes through, our temperatures will cool down. We’re expecting highs in the mid and upper 70s by Thursday and Friday.

Our next chance of rain arrives Sunday into Monday.



Tonight: Mostly Clear and Mild. Low temperatures in the upper 60s. Winds: E 5-10 mph.

Tuesday: Sun and Clouds. Warm. High temperatures in the mid 80s. Winds: E 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Sun and Cloud Mix. Much Warmer. High temperatures in the upper 80s to near 90. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health for Tuesday

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed)

UV Index: High

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Ian has strengthened in the Atlantic. It is the 9th tropical storm of the season. TS Ian is about 1010 miles SE of Bermuda and moving NNW at 13 mph. This general motion is expected to continue through Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Some additional slow strengthening is expected during the next 48 hours. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 230 miles from the center.

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