Monday’s First Warning Forecast: A messy start to the work week

Posted at 5:27 AM, Dec 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-10 12:32:13-05

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

*** Coastal Flood Advisory for Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Isle of Wight, Surry, James City, Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, and the Outer Banks of Dare County.

Rain, wintry mix, and strong winds continue… An area of low pressure will linger off of the North Carolina coast today, keeping the messy weather in the picture. Expect mostly cloudy skies today with scattered rain/sleet/snow showers. Little to no additional accumulation is expected. Precipitation will gradually clear out from north to south today. Highs today will only warm into the low 40s.

Wind will be the other big issue today. Strong and gusty N/NE winds will continue today, triggering coastal flooding. Our biggest issues will be on the Outer Banks with potential ocean overwash this morning. Tidal flooding is expected during times of high tide from mid-morning to the early afternoon. Expect minor to moderate level tidal flooding.

Sunshine will return on Tuesday. Expect clouds in the morning with a few leftover showers in NC. Clouds will clear by midday with sunshine in the afternoon. Temperatures will start in the low 30s tomorrow morning and only warm to the mid 40s. Winds will start to relax tomorrow, north to NW at 5 to 15 mph.

We will see mostly sunny skies on Wednesday with highs in the mid to upper 40s. We will warm into the 50s on Thursday and the low 60s to end the work week. We are tracking our next rain chance for Friday to Saturday.

Today: Mostly Cloudy, Rain/Mix (70%), Windy. Highs in the low 40s. Winds: NE/N 10-20G30+

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Isolated Showers (20%), Breezy. Lows in the low 30s. Winds: N 10-15

Tomorrow: Clearing Skies, Breezy. Highs in the mid 40s. Winds: N/NW 5-15

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

December 10th

1992 Heavy Rain: 2.12″ rain Salisbury

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