First Warning Forecast: Clouds, showers, wind, and tidal flooding

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Posted at 5:08 AM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 08:49:17-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

More rain, wind, and a flood threat… Expect mostly cloudy skies again today with scattered showers. Rain will not be widespread, mainly spotty light showers. Winds will continue to crank today, NE at 15 to 25 with gusts to near 35 mph. The strong and persistent NE winds will cause tidal flooding. Water levels will reach “moderate” to near “major” flooding levels during high tides this morning and again tonight. It will be cool again today with highs in the low 60s.

Clouds and showers continue for Thursday. Winds will shift to the east and back down slightly, 10 to 20 with gusts to 30 mph. Expect some “minor” level tidal flooding tomorrow. Highs will warm to the upper 60s, still below normal.

Our chances for rain and storms will increase on Friday as an area of low pressure tracks across the region. Winds will continue to relax, and tide levels will continue to drop. Highs will warm to the upper 70s Friday.

Today: Mostly Cloudy, Showers, Windy. Highs in the low 60s. Winds: NE 15-25G35

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Showers, Windy. Lows in the upper 50s. Winds: NE 15-25G35

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Showers, Windy. Highs in the upper 60s. Winds: E 10-20G30

Weather & Health

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

UV Index: 2 (Low)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Moderate

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

May 20th

1973 F0 Tornado: Suffolk

1973 F2 Tornado: Pasquotank Co

2008 Wind Damage & Hail Southeast VA, Northeast NC

Tropical Update

No tropical activity at this time

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