Wednesday’s First Warning Forecast: Clouds, fog, drizzle, and a few showers

Posted at 5:33 AM, Mar 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-07 10:51:52-05

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

*** Coastal Flood Warning is in effect until 7 PM for Accomack County. Water will be 2 to 3 feet deep in some areas. Flooding will extend inland from the waterfront along tidal rivers and bays resulting in some road closures.

*** Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect until 1 PM for the Outer Banks of Currituck and Dare Counties.

*** Coastal Flood Advisory in in effect until 4 PM for Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, Poquoson, York, Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex, Northampton. Shallow flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect around one foot of inundation in low lying, vulnerable areas.

Leftover showers and more wind… Most of the rain from yesterday moved out overnight but we will still see a few leftover showers today. Expect cloudy skies with areas of drizzle and fog this morning. A few showers will remain along the coast. Temperatures will start in the 40s this morning but only warm into the low and mid 50s this afternoon, near normal for this time of year. Some sunshine will blend in for the afternoon but a scattered shower is still possible. Winds will pick up today with west winds at 10 to 20 mph and gusts to near 30 this afternoon.

Expect partly cloudy skies tonight with lows falling into the mid 30s. It will still be breezy with west winds at 5 to 15 mph.

We will see a mix mixture of mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies tomorrow. Highs will only warm to near 50 tomorrow. It will still be breezy tomorrow with west winds at 10 to 15 mph. Expect more sunshine on Friday with highs in the low 50s.

Today: Fog, Mix of Clouds, Scattered Showers (30%), Windy. Highs in the mid 50s. Winds: NW/W 10-20G30

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Winds: W 5-15

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Breezy. Highs near 50. Winds: W 10-15

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