First Warning Forecast: Storms, flooding, and strong winds today

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Posted at 5:09 AM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 11:43:29-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

A messy Thursday to a nice weekend… A cold front will slowly push through the region today bringing us widespread rain, storms, and strong winds. Rain will move in from west to east from mid-morning to the early afternoon. Expect heavy downpours with strong to severe storms possible. Flooding is possible with most of the area getting between 1” and 3” of rainfall. It will be windy today, south at 15 to 25 with gusts to 40 mph. The strong southerly winds could trigger some minor tidal flooding for our south facing tributaries.

Showers will taper off shortly after sunset and winds will back down tonight.

Cooler air will move in behind the cold front and highs will dip into the 60s on Friday. Scattered showers will wrap in on the back side of this exiting system with a mix of clouds.

The weekend looks great! We will see lots of sunshine on Saturday with highs warming to the 70s. Expect partly cloudy skies on Sunday with highs near 80.

Today: Mostly Cloudy, Rain, Storms, Windy. Highs near 70. Winds: S 15-25G40

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Showers, Breezy. Lows in the mid 50s. Winds: S/W 5-15

Tomorrow: Mix of Clouds, Scattered Showers. Highs in the mid 60s. Winds: W 5-15

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low (Oak, Birch, Sweet Gum)

UV Index: 4 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low-Moderate

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

April 30th

1924 Tornado: Amelia Co

1968 F1 Tornado: Norfolk

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