First Warning Forecast: Tidal flooding, more rain and strong winds

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Posted at 12:08 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 15:32:48-04

Meteorologist Maddie Kirker's First Warning Forecast:
Tidal flooding, more rain and strong winds...

Arthur will continue to move away from the East coast today but our next weather maker is already moving in. An area of low pressure will slowly move across the southeastern half of the U.S. over the next few days leading to more clouds, showers and strong winds. The direction of the winds (out of the Northeast) will trigger tidal flooding through midweek.

After a cloudy and dry start, scattered showers will begin to move in from south to north this afternoon and become more widespread overnight. An isolated storm will be possible but thankfully severe storms are unlikely today. Strong winds are expected again today out of the northeast between 15 and 25, with gusts near 35 mph. The strong and persistent NE winds will cause tidal flooding starting this evening. This means Water levels will reach “moderate” to near “major” flooding levels during this evening high tide.

Clouds, showers, and strong NE winds will continue for Wednesday and Thursday. Tidal flooding will continue for both Wednesday morning and evening high tides. Water levels will begin to drop through Thursday as winds slowly start to relax.