First Warning Forecast: A clear, cold and breezy night in store

Posted at 11:19 PM, Nov 20, 2016

*Freeze Warning for mainland Dare county until 8:00 am*

*Increased fire danger for northeast North Carolina Monday. Outdoor burning is discouraged, as any fires could quickly grow out of control*

The First Warning Storm Team is tracking cold temperatures overnight and dry conditions with temperatures in the 50s to start your workweek.

A clear night in store with cold temperatures. Temperatures will fall to the upper 20s in some inland locations and low to mid 30s for everyone else. It will still be a little breezy with winds out of the west around 10-15 mph, with higher gusts.

High pressure continues to build in from the west on Monday and will be in control through Wednesday. This means we can expect dry and cool conditions. Highs on Monday will be in the upper 40s to lower 50s. There will still be a bit of a breeze out of the west. Another sunny day will cool temperatures on tap for Tuesday. Expect highs in the low to mid 50s.

Our next chance of rain comes Wednesday night and into the morning hours on Thanksgiving. A cold front will cross the region giving us a chance for some scattered showers. Conditions will dry out by the afternoon on Thanksgiving. Expect highs in the low to mid 60s. High pressure will build in on Friday and will control our weather through the weekend.

Sunday night: Mostly clear and breezy. Cold with lows in the low to mid 30s, some inland areas may fall to the upper 20s. Winds: W 10-15 mph, gusts to 25 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Breezy. Winds: W 10-15, gusts to 25 mph.

Monday night: Another cold night with lows in the low to mid 30s. Winds: NW 10-15 mph.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low (Mixed)

UV Index: 3 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Low

Tropical Update

Shower and thunderstorm activity has diminished in association with a well-defined low pressure located over the extreme southwestern Caribbean Sea have become a little better organized.  Environmental conditions are conducive for additional development. A tropical depression is likely to form tonight or Monday while the low remains nearly stationary.

Formation chance through 48 hours: Medium (near 80%)

Formation chance through 5 days: High (90%)

April Loveland
First Warning Meteorologist
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