Thursday’s First Warning Forecast: More showers and storms today

Posted at 5:19 AM, Sep 29, 2016

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Shower and storm chances stick around… A stationary front continues linger over central VA and central NC today. Scattered showers and storms will fire up and move NNE along and near the front line. Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies today with rain and storm chances increasing this afternoon and evening. The best chances for heavy rain and storms will be closer to I-95, with a lower chance along the coast. Our severe potential is low for today but heavy downpours are still possible, especially inland. Highs will reach to near 80 this afternoon. It will also be a bit breezy today with SE/E winds at 10 to 15 mph.

A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect for much of Hampton Roads through Friday morning. Expect minor tidal flooding near times of high tide tonight. High tide at Sewells Point is at 9:06 PM. High tide at Jamestown is at 11:52 PM.

Scattered showers and storms will continue for Friday as the front lifts north. We will see slightly lower rain chances with some sunshine mixing in with the clouds. Highs return to near 80. As the string of fronts starts to exit this weekend, another stationary front will linger along the coast on Saturday. A few leftover showers are possible Saturday with a mix of clouds. More sunshine will mix in for Sunday, with lower rain chances. Expect highs near 80 through the weekend.

Today: Partly to Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms (60%). Highs in the near 80. Winds: SE/E 5-15

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms (50%). Lows near 70. Winds: SE 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, Scattered Showers/Storms (40%). Highs in the low 80s. Winds: SE 5-10

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 5 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Matthew continues moving west across the eastern Caribbean Sea. TS Matthew is centered about 290 miles south of Puerto Rico and 225 miles NE of Curacao and is moving west at 15 mph. A general westward motion is expected with some decrease in forward speed during the next couple of days. Mathew is expect to make a sharp turn north on Sunday and track near eastern Cuba early next week. Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Matthew is forecast to become a hurricane later today or tonight.

11:00 AM AST Thu Sep 29

Location: 14.2°N 66.3°W

Moving: W at 15 mph

Min pressure: 996 mb

Max sustained: 70 mph

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