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First Warning Forecast: Rain, wind, and ice to end the work week

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Posted at 5:10 AM, Feb 18, 2021

First Warning Forecast

*** Winter Storm Warning for Sussex until 7 PM Thursday. Power outages and tree damage are likely due to ice. Travel could be difficult.

*** Winter Weather Advisory for Southampton, Surry, James City, Williamsburg, York, Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex, Northampton (NC) until 4 PM Thursday. Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the ice. Travel could be difficult.

*** Flood Watch for most of SE VA and NE NC from 10 AM Thursday to 7 AM Friday. 1 to 2 inches of rainfall is expected, with locally higher amounts possible.

Wet, windy and cold... A storm system is continuing to dump rain across the region today through tomorrow. Some snow/ice is possible closer to Central Virginia and North Carolina, with the biggest risk west of I-95 and north of Richmond. Mostly all rain for our area with upwards of 1-2 inches and localized higher rainfall totals. Highs near 40 both today and tomorrow, yet it'll feel much cooler due to the wind chill.

This weekend, plenty of sunshine both days with highs likely at or below 40 degrees and blustery Saturday. Wet weather again Monday, but looking ahead to much warmer air by midweek with highs near 60!