Wednesday’s First Warning Forecast: Severe storms moving our way

Posted at 4:23 AM, Apr 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-05 09:08:34-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Severe threat moving in…We are tracking a weather system with multiple chances for strong to severe storms. Expect sunshine this morning with clouds building in this afternoon. Highs will reach the low 70s today. Rain chances will increase tonight as a warm front slides through the Mid-Atlantic. Severe storms are possible late tonight with the best chance near midnight. Most of our southern areas are at a level 2 (slight risk) for severe storms tonight.

Another round of strong to severe storms is likely for Thursday morning ahead of a cold front. Most of eastern VA and eastern NC are at a level 3 (enhanced risk) for severe storms Thursday. Heavy downpours, strong and gusty winds, large hail, and tornadoes are all possible. Most of the showers and storms will move out by midday. Highs will return to near 70 but winds will stay strong all day with gusts to near 40 mph possible.

Cooler air will move in to end the week. Expect highs in the low to mid 60s on Friday. Expect partly sunny skies with a few leftover showers possible. We will see plenty of sunshine this weekend with highs in the low 60s.

Today: Mostly Sunny to Partly Cloudy. Highs in the low 70s. Winds: N/SE 5-15

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Showers/Storms (40%), Windy. Lows in the upper 50s. Winds: SE/S 10-15G20

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Showers/Storms (70%), Possible Severe, Windy. Highs near 70. Winds: S/SW 15-25G40

Weather & Health 

Pollen: High (Maple, Juniper, Birch)

UV Index: 8 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low


Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

April 5th

1957 F1 Tornado: Pasquotank Co

1977 F1 Tornado: Accomack Co


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