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First Warning Forecast: More clouds, rain chances later and Freeze Watch this weekend

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Posted at 6:00 AM, May 08, 2020

First Warning Forecast:

After a sunny and dry Friday afternoon, expect better rain chances Friday evening with additional rainfall overnight into Saturday morning.

The upcoming showers are associated with the approaching cold front. The front will pass late tonight and it'll open the door for changes to kick off the weekend. This weekend, your focus will shift from low rain chances early on to much cooler air during the afternoon and evening. Temperatures will steadily fall Saturday night into Sunday morning.

A Freeze Watch has been issued for Saturday night - Sunday morning for the counties of Southampton, Sussex and Northampton (NC) along with the city of Franklin, due to the possibility of sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30° that could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

Meanwhile, scattered showers tonight with gusty winds upwards 30 mph and much cooler by daybreak as temperatures plummet to the 40s.

A sunny Saturday will transition into a clear and cold night with light winds. The setup will be conducive for frost. It's a good idea to take steps to protect any sensitive plants from a late season possible frost or freeze. Inland Virginia and North Carolina could drop into the mid 30s Sunday morning.

Mother’s Day is looking gorgeous! We’ll enjoy mostly sunny skies with highs rebounding to the upper 60s.