Thursday’s First Warning Forecast: A sunny but chilly end to the work week

Posted at 4:51 AM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 09:56:17-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

*** Flood Warning for the Nottoway River at Sebrell in Southampton County. The river will continue rising to near 16.4 feet by Thursday morning. The river will fall below flood stage early Friday morning.

Sunny and much cooler… Highs will only reach the upper 50s to low 60s this afternoon, about 10 degrees below normal for this time of year. We will see a few extra clouds this morning with mostly sunny skies for most of the day. It will be breezy today, especially this morning, Expect north winds at 10 to 20 mph this morning, relaxing to 5 to 15 mph this afternoon.

Expect mainly clear skies tonight with even cooler temperatures. Lows will drop into the 40s and 30s overnight to Friday morning. With the chilly temperatures, clear skies, and light winds, some inland locations could see areas of patchy frost.

Highs will warm back into the mid and upper 60s on Friday with mostly sunny skies. We are tracking a cold front that will bring us another chance for rain on Saturday. Expect mostly cloudy skies Saturday with showers. Rain will be more widespread through the morning and more scattered through the afternoon. Highs will warm to near 70 on Saturday, near normal for this time of year.

Sunshine will return for Sunday, but it will be cool and windy. Highs will only reach the low 60s. We will see NW winds at 15 to 25 mph and gusts to near 30 mph.

Today: A Few Clouds, Cooler, Windy. Highs in the upper 50s. Winds: N 10-20G25

Tonight: Clear Skies, Chilly. Lows in the low 40s. Winds: N 5-10

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, Warmer. Highs in the upper 60s. Winds: NW/SW 5-10

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low-Medium (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 4 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Moderate

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

October 18th

1954 Hurricane Hazel – Wind Damage, Flooding – coastal and interior Virginia

1990 F3 Tornado: King William Co

Tropical Update

No tropical activity at this time

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