First Warning Forecast: Cooler temperatures on tap to end the workweek

Posted at 12:11 AM, Oct 14, 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 cooler temperatures for your Friday.

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. Winds crank up. Lows in the upper 50s. Winds: NW/N 5-15

Tomorrow: Cool and windy. A few clouds. 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 heads toward the central Atlantic. Nicole is about 255 miles NE of Bermuda and moving ENE at 21 mph. This general motion is expected to continue through Friday. An east-northeast motion is expected to continue through Friday, with a slower forward motion on Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph with higher gusts. Nicole is a category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next couple of days.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles.

Swells from Nicole will affect the U.S. east coast from the Carolinas northward for the next couple of days.

11:00 PM AST Thu Oct 13

Location: 34.4°N 61.2°W

Moving: ENE at 21 mph

Min pressure: 967 mb

Max sustained: 100 mph

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