First Warning Forecast: Rain moving in, wind cranking up

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Posted at 5:20 AM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 05:20:01-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Much cooler with rain moving in… High temperatures will only reach the mid 50s today, about 20 degrees cooler than yesterday. We are tracking an area of low pressure that will move across the southeast and off of the Carolina coast. Clouds will build in this morning and we will see mostly cloudy skies for most of the day. Scattered showers will build in this afternoon and rain will become more widespread tonight.

Widespread rain will continue overnight and into Wednesday morning. Most of the area will see about 1” of rain, with higher totals possible in NC. Scattered showers will linger through midday to the early afternoon with clouds breaking up late in the day. Highs will only reach the low to mid 50s tomorrow. Winds will ramp up tonight to tomorrow morning. Expect NNE winds at 15 to 25 with gusts to 35+ mph. These winds will trigger “minor” level tidal flooding Wednesday morning.

Sunshine will return on Thursday with highs in the upper 50s. It will still be windy on Thursday, NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Highs will reach the low and mid 60s for Friday and this weekend with partly cloudy skies.

Today: Mostly Cloudy, PM Showers. Highs in the mid 50s. Winds: NE 5-10

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Widespread Rain, Windy. Lows in the mid 40s. Winds: NE 10-20

Tomorrow: AM Rain, PM Clearing, Windy. Highs in the low-mid 50s. Winds: NE 15-25G35

Weather & Health

Pollen: High (Maple, Juniper, Birch)

UV Index: 5 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low-Moderate

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

March 31st

1989 Severe Weather Outbreak: Southeast Virginia, East Central Virginia

2017 EF1 Tornado: Suffolk & Chesapeake, EF2 Tornado: Chesapeake & Virginia Beach, EF1 Tornado: Bertie Co

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