Thursday's First Warning Forecast: Rain, storms and highs near 80

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Posted at 7:10 AM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 10:36:23-04

First Warning Forecast
Rain, storms and highs near 80...

Yesterday’s cold front has parked and taken residency along the Virginia/North Carolina border this morning. A wave of energy is exiting the outer banks leaving us with a dry start to our Thursday. The development of patchy fog is possible through mid morning, otherwise we’ll start the day with sunshine. Highs today will be warmer in the upper 60s.

Our next weather maker, a cold front, will move in this evening through tomorrow afternoon. Rain, even a few thunderstorms will be possible after 11pm tonight. At this time severe weather is not expected but winds will increase starting tonight between 10 and 20 mph, gusting up to 25 mph.

Friday will be soggy to start, but should be much drier by the afternoon. This is because the cold front will be pushing out of the area. Once the rain ends it’s should be a nice day, as highs soar into upper 70s, more than 20 degrees warmer than normal for this time of year. The intense warm up will be thanks to gusty southwest winds behind the front. Winds will be sustained between 10 and 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph.

Saturday will be dry, but noticeably cooler, with highs in the upper 50s. It should be a nice day. More rain moves in Sunday with even cooler highs near 50.