Friday’s First Warning Forecast: A return to sunshine but still windy

Posted at 5:10 AM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 11:23:52-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

*** Flood Warning for the Nottoway River near Stony Creek in Sussex County. Friday morning the river was at 7.3’. The river will rise to near 17.6’ by early Monday, moderate flooding is forecast.

Michael moves out, fall-like weekend… Tropical Storm Michael will continue to track northeast, away from the VA coast today. We will see mostly sunny skies today, but it will feel much more like fall. High temperatures will only reach to near 70 this afternoon, almost 20 degrees cooler than yesterday with lower humidity. It will still be windy today, strongest in the morning and gradually relaxing through the afternoon. We will still see some rough surf and a high risk for rip currents will Michael offshore. Some very minor tidal flooding is possible near midday high tide.

Expect mainly clear skies this evening with winds continuing to relax. Temperatures will fall into the low 50s overnight. We will start to see some extra clouds build in overnight to early Saturday.

Watch for some extra cloud cover Saturday morning with an isolated shower possible. Sunshine will return for Saturday afternoon. Expect low humidity and highs in the mid to upper 60s, below normal for this time of year.

We will start Sunday with mostly sunny skies but build to partly cloudy skies for the afternoon. Highs will return to near 70. Rain chances for return for the first half of next week.

Today: AM Clearing, Windy, Cooler. Highs near 70. Winds: NW 10-20G30

Tonight: Mainly Clear, Cooler. Lows in the low 50s. Winds: NW/W 5-15

Tomorrow: AM Clouds, PM Sun, Isolated Showers (20%). Highs in the upper 60s. Winds: N 5-15

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 6 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

October 12th

1967 F2 Tornado: Isle of Wight Co, F1 Tornado Suffolk

Tropical Update

Post-tropical cyclone Michael racing northeast just off of the New England coast. Will continue across the northern Atlantic this weekend, approaching Europe early next week.

Hurricane Leslie moving east across the eastern Atlantic toward the Iberian Peninsula.

Tropical Storm Nadine falling apart as it drifts west in the open Atlantic.

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