First Warning Forecast: Showers and storms at times today

Posted at 9:55 AM, May 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-05 09:55:47-04

Heavy rain at times today. The severe threat shifts southward to the Albemarle. The Storm Prediction Center has a level 1 for severe weather, so an isolated severe storm isn’t out of the question. The biggest threat will be damaging winds. Expect high temperatures in the mid and upper 70s to near 80 in the Albemarle. Low pressure will continue to move offshore tonight and high pressure will build in for the start of the work week.

Clouds to start the day Monday with clearing skies as the day progresses. It will be much cooler, but seasonable with highs in the low 70s. Sunny and warmer with low rain chances on Tuesday. Expect highs near 80 degrees.

Unsettled weather will be the story Wednesday through Saturday. Several disturbances will move through giving us a chance of showers and storms. Keeping a 30 percent chance on Wednesday and Thursday. It will be cooler Thursday with highs in the mid 70s. Much warmer Thursday with highs in the mid 80s. Friday should be the warmest day of the week with highs in the mid and upper 80s. As of now looking dry.

Rain and storm chances will return for Saturday as a cold front moves in.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low-Medium (Oak, Birch, Poplar)

UV Index: 6 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Meteorologist April Loveland 

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