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First Warning Forecast: Tracking showers, wind and flooding

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Posted at 10:26 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 22:49:57-04

Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast

COASTAL FLOOD WARNING remains in effect until 4 AM Thursday for James City, Isle of Wight, Norfolk/Portsmouth, Surry, Newport News, Hampton/Poquoson and York Counties, and Suffolk and Chesapeake. AND until 7 PM Thursday for Mathews, Middlesex and Gloucester Counties. 1-2 feet of inundation above ground level in low- lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways.

A pesky area of low pressure will hangout over the Southeast for the next couple days and an area of high pressure will be situated to our north. This means several days of rain, wind and possible flooding. Coastal and tidal flooding will be possible through Thursday. Coastal Flood Warnings are in effect. Expect showers and breezy conditions overnight with lows in the mid 50s.

Wednesday will feature more clouds and on and off showers. Doesn't look like it will be wet the entire day, but don't expect any sunshine. Temperatures will be well below normal with highs in the low 60s. Winds will continue to gust out of the northeast. Wind gusts of 30-40 mph are possible. The persistent northeast winds will aid in tidal and coastal flooding. There will also be dangerous rip currents at the beaches.

We'll warm to near 70 on Thursday with showers. Warmer to end the week with highs in the upper 70s, but you guessed it, more rain. Drier weather will move in by Sunday and into Labor Day.

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low-Medium (Grasses, Oak, Birch)

UV Index: 2 (Low)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Moderate

Meteorologist April Loveland

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