Friday’s First Warning Forecast: Rain moving out today

Posted at 5:00 AM, Sep 23, 2016

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

***A River Flood Warning is in effect for the Cashie River near Windsor in Bertie County. Major flooding is occurring. River levels will fall below flood stage by Sunday afternoon.***

Rain clears in time for the weekend… The stationary front and remnants of Julia that have soaked us all week will finally move off of the Mid-Atlantic coast today. Expect a mix of mostly to partly cloudy skies today with more clouds this morning and more sun this afternoon. Isolated showers are still possible today but rain will generally be light and hit or miss. Highs today will warm slightly into the low 80s.

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 an isolated shower possible. Highs will drop into the mid 70s on Sunday. Expect very fall-like temperatures to stick around for much of next week.

Today: Mostly to Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers (20%). Highs in the low 80s. Winds: NE 5-10

Tonight: A Few Clouds, Overnight Fog. Lows in the upper 60s. Winds: E/S/W 5-10

Tomorrow: AM Fog, Partly Cloudy, Stray Showers (10%), Breezy. Highs in the low 80s. Winds: NW/NW 5-15

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low-Moderate (Ragweed)

UV Index: 7 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Karl will pass just east of Bermuda this weekend. Karl is centered about 255 miles south of Bermuda and moving north at 12 mph. A turn toward the NE with an increase in forward speed is expected on Saturday. On the forecast track, the center of Karl should pass near or to the east of Bermuda late tonight or early Saturday. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Karl is expected to become a hurricane on Saturday.

Tropical Storm Lisa is expected to fall apart this weekend. Lisa is about 910 miles WNW of the Cabo Verde Islands and moving NW at 7 mph. This motion with a faster forward speed is expected to continue through Saturday night. A turn toward the NNW is forecast on Sunday. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Lisa is expected to weaken to a tropical depression tonight and become a remnant low this weekend.

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