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First Warning Forecast: Freeze Warning in effect for many across the area

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Posted at 7:41 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 23:01:52-05

Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast

**FREEZE WARNING in effect from midnight until 8 AM Wednesday for Suffolk, Isle of Wight, Southampton, James City, Surry, and the cities of Williamsburg and Franklin in Virginia. And in North Carolina: Northampton, Hertford, Bertie and Gates county.

Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 expected.

IMPACTS: Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

Tonight will be one of the coldest nights of the season and of the week with lows in the 30s.

Folks heading out early Wednesday morning will want to bundle up because wind chills will be in the 20s! Wednesday will be a blustery day with winds out of the north-northwest at 10-15, with gusts up to 25 mph. High temperatures will struggle to get out of the 40s! Brr! That's more like February weather than November. Another bitterly cold night on tap with lows in the 30s.

Conditions will continue to remain dry through the end of the week. Expect highs on Thursday in the mid and upper 50s. Milder on Friday with highs in the mid 60s under mostly sunny skies as Canadian high pressure remains in control.

The weekend looks dry and milder with highs in the mid and upper 60s on Saturday to near 70 on Sunday under mostly sunny skies.

Rain chances will increase on Monday and Tuesday with scattered showers possible. Temperatures will warm to the upper 60s on Monday and upper 50s on Tuesday, so expect a 10 degree difference between the days.

Tropical Update:

Tropical Storm Iota is weakening rapidly over southern Honduras. The threat of catastropic flash flooding and mudslides continues across portions of Central America.

Iota is moving toward the west near 12 mph, and a westward to west-southwestward motion is expected tonight and Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of Iota should move across portion of southern Honduras and El Salvador before the system dissipates on Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 mph with higher gusts. Additional rapid weakening is forecast, and Iota should weaken to a tropical depression tonight and degenerate into a remnant low pressure area on Wednesday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles from the center, mainly along the coast in the Tropical Storm Warning area.

Meteorologist April Loveland

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