Tuesday’s First Warning Forecast: More rain brings flash flooding threat

Posted at 5:37 AM, Sep 20, 2016

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

***A Flash Flood Watch is in affect for Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach. 2” to 4” of additional rainfall is expected with locally higher totals possible.***

More rain and potential flooding… A stationary front and the remnants of Julia will linger along the Mid-Atlantic coast for the next few days, keeping clouds and rain locked in over the area.


Our threat for severe storms is low but heavy downpours are expected again today. Localized flooding is likely with 2” to 4” of additional rain falling on an already saturated ground. Highs will only reach the upper 70s today. Winds will also be ramping up with gusts to near 25 mph possible.

Rain and clouds continue for Wednesday and Thursday. Expect mostly cloudy skies with rain gradually becoming more scattered as we go through mid-week. Highs will remain in the mid to upper 70s. It will still be windy with NE winds gusting to near 25 mph.

Rain chances will drop and more sunshine will mix in for Friday and weekend. We will also warm into the mid 80s before another cool down early next week.

Today: Cloudy, Showers/Storms (80%), Breezy. Highs in the upper 70s. Winds: NE 5-15G25

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Showers/Storms (60%), Breezy. Lows in the low 70s. Winds: NE 10-15G25

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers (60%), Windy. Highs in the mid 70s. Winds: NE 10-20G25

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low (Ragweed)

UV Index: 2 (Low)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Karl is centered about 530 miles ENE of the Leeward Islands and moving west at 17 mph. This general motion is expected to continue through late Wednesday, followed by a NW turn after that. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts.

Tropical Storm Lisa has formed over the eastern tropical Atlantic. Lisa is about 430 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands and moving NW at 12 mph. The general motion is expected to continue through Thursday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

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