Thursday’s First Warning Forecast: Rain but not as widespread

Posted at 5:06 AM, Sep 22, 2016

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

***A River Flood Warning is in effect for the Cashie River near Windsor in Bertie County. Moderate to major flooding is expected with a crest near 14.6’ tonight.***

More rain but not as much… The stationary front and remnants of Julia continue to linger along the Mid-Atlantic coast. Expect mostly cloudy skies today with scattered showers. Rain will not be as widespread but isolated heavy downpours are still possible. “Nuisance” tidal flooding is likely this afternoon surrounding times of high tide as a result of strong NE winds. Wind gusts to near 25 mph are possible. Highs today will reach the upper 70s.

The stationary front will begin to move off of the coast on Friday. We will still see clouds and showers but rain chances will be even more scattered. Expect highs in the low 80s with winds beginning to relax.

Expect a much nicer and drier weekend. We will see a mix of sun and clouds on Saturday with highs in the low 80s. A few more clouds will mix in on Sunday with highs dropping into the mid 70s.

Today: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers (50%), Windy. Highs in the upper 70s. Winds: NE 10-20G25

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers (30%), Breezy. Lows in the low 70s. Winds: NE 5-15

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers (30%), Breezy. Highs in the low 80s. Winds: NE 5-15

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low-Moderate (Ragweed)

UV Index: 5 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Tropical Update

Karl remains a tropical depression but is expected to strengthen. TD Karl is centered about 625 miles SSE of Bermuda and moving NW at 16 mph. This motion is expected to continue through today, with a turn toward the north expected tonight or Friday. Maximum sustained winds remain near 35 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Tropical Storm Lisa is expected to weaken. Lisa is about 710 miles WNW of the Cabo Verde Islands and moving NW at 14 mph. This motion is expected to continue during the next 48 hours. Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 mph with higher gusts. Weakening is forecast during the next day or two.

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Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

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