Friday’s First Warning Forecast: Cooler and windy

Posted at 5:06 AM, Oct 14, 2016

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

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

A cool and windy Friday… A cold front pushed through the area last night and left behind some cooler air. Temperatures will start in the 50s this morning but will only reach the mid 60s this afternoon, below normal and about 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. We will see a few leftover clouds this morning but sunshine for most of today. It will be windy today with north winds at 10 to 15 and gusts to 20+ possible. The stronger winds will trigger “nuisance” to “minor” level tidal flooding for Friday and Saturday.

Temperatures will gradually warm this weekend. Expect 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. Winds will relax for the weekend. Temperatures will continue to climb next week with highs in the upper 70s by midweek.

Today: A Few Clouds, Windy, Cooler. Highs in the mid 60s. Winds: N 10-15G25

Tonight: A Few Clouds. Lows near 50. Winds: NE 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s. Winds: NE 5-10

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low-Moderate (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 5 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: High

Tropical Update

Hurricane Nicole continues moving away from Bermuda and toward the northern Atlantic. Nicole is centered about 795 miles SSW of Cape Race, Newfoundland and moving ENE at 18 mph. This motion is expected to continue with a decrease in forward speed during the next 48 hours.

Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours. However, Nicole could become a post-tropical cyclone on Saturday.

11:00 AM AST Fri Oct 14

Location: 35.8°N 58.0°W

Moving: ENE at 18 mph

Min pressure: 968 mb

Max sustained: 80 mph

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Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

October 14th

1986 F3 Tornado: Brunswick Co, F2 Tornado: Prince George Co, Sussex Co

2003 F1 Tornado: Dorchester Co

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