First Warning Forecast: 40s today, warming to the 70s this weekend

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Posted at 4:57 AM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 10:26:28-05

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

*** Freeze Warning for most of SE VA and NE NC from 11 PM Wednesday to 8 AM Thursday. Sub-freezing temperatures expected away from the immediate coast. ***

A chilly and windy Wednesday… Temperatures will start in the 30s this morning, but it will feel more like the 20s with strong NW winds. We will see sunshine today with a few clouds mixed in along the coast. Highs will struggle to break out of the 40s this afternoon and with the wind it will feel more like the upper 30s.

Sunny skies and a warmup for the end of the week. We will warm to the 50s on Thursday and 60s on Friday with mostly sunny skies. Sunshine will continue for the weekend with upper 60s on Saturday and low 70s on Sunday. Our next chance for rain is set to move in with a cold front Monday to Tuesday.

Today: A Few Clouds, Windy. Highs in the upper 40s. Winds: NW/N 10-20

Tonight: Mainly Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Winds: N 5-10

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Winds: NW/SW 5-10

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low (Mixed)

UV Index: 3 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low-Moderate

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

November 18th

1902 Heavy Rain: 2.76" Salisbury

Tropical Update

Iota dissipates over Central America. The remnants will continue moving west today. Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph with higher gusts.

A broad area of low pressure could form in a day or so over the southwestern Caribbean Sea. Any development of this system is expected to be slow to occur during the next several days while the system moves slowly west to WSW across the southwestern Caribbean Sea.
* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (0%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (20%)

A non-tropical area of low pressure could form between the Bahamas and Bermuda by early next week. The system could gradually develop subtropical characteristics through the middle of next week while it moves NE.
* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (0%)
* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (20%)

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