Patrick’s First Warning Forecast: Threat for severe storms late tonight

Posted at 10:33 AM, Apr 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-14 18:21:24-04

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey’s First Warning Forecast

SEVERE STORMS are looking possible, mainly late tonight and early Monday morning.

THREATS: Damaging winds that could be in excess of 60 mph and flooding downpours. Large hail and an isolated tornado are also not out of the question.

TIMING: The biggest threat appears to be early Monday morning, mainly between 3-5AM.

However, an earlier line of storms may get close to our extreme western counties this evening before moving north and diminishing. Folks in places like Northampton, NC, and Southampton and Sussex, VA should be alert this evening.

PREPARE: Clear your yard of loose items that could get thrown around in strong winds. Remember patio furniture, kids’ toys, garbage cans.

The storm threat will end by around daybreak on Monday and the skies will clear. We will enjoy sunshine and cooler weather through Thursday afternoon. Expect highs in the mid-to-upper 60s on Monday, near 70 on Tuesday and mid-to-upper 70s to near 80 on Wednesday and Thursday.

And it looks like we will be dealing with wet weather again Friday and into Saturday.

Weather & Health

Pollen: Medium-High (Oak, Maple, Alder)

UV Index: 7 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

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