First Warning Forecast: Scattered rain showers on tap for Thursday

Posted at 11:30 PM, Sep 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-21 23:31:00-04

***A Flood Warning is in effect for  Pasquotank, Perquimans, Gates, Currituck, Bertie, Camden, and Hertford in North Carolina until 5:00 am Thursday.***

***A Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams is in effect for the following cities, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach until 4:45 am Thursday***

***A Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams is in effect for the following counties, Northampton, Isle of Wight, Southampton, as well as the city of Franklin until 4:15 am.***

***A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Bertie, Chowan, Gates, Hertford, Northampton counties in North Carolina, Isle of Wight and Southampton county in Virginia and Suffolk until 4:00 am Thursday***

The First Warning Storm Team is tracking scattered showers overnight and Thursday.

Scattered rain will continue into the overnight hours with lows in the lower 70s. It’ll be on the breezy side with winds out of the NE at 10-15 mph. Patchy fog possible tonight into tomorrow morning.  We’ll continue with gusty NE winds on Thursday. Expect mostly cloudy skies, but won’t be as wet. You’ll still want to keep that umbrella handy, because scattered rain showers are in the forecast and a heavy downpour is not out of the question. Nuisance flooding is possible around high tide tomorrow which occurs at 2:00 pm at Sewell’s Point. Highs a bit warmer in the upper 70s to lower 80s.

A few lingering showers possible on Friday, otherwise mostly cloudy skies. Highs in the lower 80s.

Good news! Drier conditions as we head into Friday night and Saturday, as high pressure builds in. A mixture of sun and clouds with highs in the mid 80s on Saturday. Cooler conditions behind a cold front on Sunday, with highs in the low to mid 70s.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. scattered showers (40%). Windy. Lows in the low 70s. Winds: NE 10-20 mph, gusts to 25.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers (40%). Breezy. Highs in the upper 70s. Winds: NE 15-25 mph.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low (Ragweed)

UV Index: 2 (Low)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Tropical Update

Tropical Depression Karl is poorly organized according to NOAA jet data.  TD Karl is centered about 725 miles SE of Bermuda and moving NW at 15 mph. Maximum sustained winds are 35 mph with higher gusts. A turn toward the north is expected Thursday night or Friday. Conditions appear conducive for slow strengthening during the next couple of days. TD Karl could regain tropical storm intensity on Thursday.

Tropical Storm Lisa maintains its strength over the tropical Atlantic. Lisa is about 620 miles WNW of the Cabo Verde Islands and moving NNW near 7 mph. The general NW motion is expected to continue over the next 48 hours. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Little chance in intensity is expected tonight or early Thursday. Slow weakening is expected to begin by Thursday night.

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April Loveland
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