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Saturday’s First Warning Forecast: Highs in the 80s, mostly dry conditions

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Posted at 11:18 PM, Sep 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-23 23:20:15-04

***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 late Sunday.***

The First Warning Storm Team is tracking drier conditions to start your weekend.

Expect some patchy, dense fog in some areas Saturday morning. A mixture of sun and clouds for Saturday with highs in the lower 80s. A cold front will drop across the area bringing more fall-like temperature for Sunday. An isolated shower is possible for both Saturday and Sunday. Giving it a 20 percent chance.

Genuine fall weather will continue into much of next week.

Overnight: A few clouds, overnight fog. Lows in the upper 60s. Winds: E/S/W 5-10

Saturday: AM fog, partly cloudy, stray showers (20%), breezy. Highs in the low 80s. Winds: NNE 5-10

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low-Moderate (Ragweed)

UV Index: 7 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Tropical Update

NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft determined that Karl is slightly stronger. Karl is centered about 105 miles south of Bermuda and moving NNE at 13 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 and is expected to become a post-tropical cyclone on Saturday. Lisa is about 995 miles WNW of the Cabo Verde Islands and moving NW at 8 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 35 mph with higher gusts.

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