First Warning Forecast: Freezing temps, plus holiday forecast

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Freeze Warning
Posted at 5:04 AM, Apr 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-01 13:32:34-04

First Warning Forecast

*** Freeze Warning is in effect from 2 AM to 9 AM Friday for Suffolk, Isle of Wight, Franklin, Southampton, Perquimans, Chowan, Gates, Hertford, Bertie, Northampton, Pasquotank and Chesapeake. The warning is likely to extend across more of the area today in anticipation of frost/freeze potential overnight.

Much cooler air will settle in tonight... Right now, temperatures are 30 degrees cooler than yesterday afternoon when highs were near 80. Expect a mix of sun and clouds along with windy northwest winds at 15-25 mph today. Highs in the low 50s.

Coldest day of the week is Friday. Starting the day with lows at/or below 32 degrees with a frost/freeze likely. A few snowflakes will be possible along and down wind from the Chesapeake Bay. Little to no accumulation is expected. Take the necessary precautions now to cover any early blooms or new plants that may be sensitive to a late-season frost. Highs in the 40s Friday, yet feeling like the 30s during the afternoon due to the wind chill.

Bright and warmer Easter weekend! 50s Saturday and near 70 Sunday with sunshine both days.

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low- Medium (Juniper, Elm, Poplar)
UV Index: 5 (Moderate)
Air Quality: Good (Code Green)
Mosquitoes: Low-Moderate