First Warning Forecast: Cooler temperatures headed our way

Posted at 5:01 PM, Oct 13, 2016

***River Flood Warnings remain for the Blackwater and Nottoway Rivers. Water is at minor flooding levels now and slowly falling***

The First Warning Storm Team is tracking a cold front that will move across the area this evening.

This frontal system doesn’t have a lot of moisture associated with it, so rain chances will be slim, but we will see a drop in temperatures. As the front moves through tonight, winds will crank up. Expect northerly windy increasing to near 20 mph with gusts to near 25 mph for Friday. The stronger winds will trigger “minor” tidal flooding for Friday and Saturday. Highs will drop into the mid 60s on Friday, behind the cold front.

Temperatures will gradually warm this weekend, with highs in the upper 60s on Saturday and low 70s on Sunday. We will see a few more clouds mix in but rain chances will remain slim.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Windy. Lows in the upper 50s. Winds: NW/N 5-15

Tomorrow: A Few Clouds, Windy, Cooler. Highs in the mid 60s. Winds: N 10-20G25

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low-Moderate (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 5 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: High

Tropical Update

Hurricane Nicole continues to weaken as it moves away from Bermuda. Nicole is about 130 miles NE of Bermuda and moving NE at 21 mph. The NE motion at a faster forward speed is expected during the next day or so. On the forecast track, the center of Nicole will move away from Bermuda this afternoon.

Maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph with higher gusts. Nicole is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next couple of days.

Nicole is a large hurricane. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles.

5:00 PM AST Thu Oct 13

Location: 33.6°N 63.2°W

Moving: NE at 21 mph

Min pressure: 963 mb

Max sustained: 110 mph

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