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First Warning Forecast: Tracking more rain and the potential for flooding

***A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach. 2” to 4” of additional rainfall is expected with locally higher totals possible.***
We're tracking more rain and the potential for flooding....Be weather aware as we move through the next couple of days. We are tracking on and off heavy rain, which could cause some localized flooding.

A stationary front and the remnants of Julia are lingering across the Mid-Atlantic, keeping us locked in with clouds and periods of heavy rain. So as we move through our Tuesday evening, expect scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some flooding is possible because of heavy rain, as well as around high tide, so keep that in mind. In fact, some nuisance flooding is possible at high tide after midnight tonight.

Lows will be in the lower 70s. It will be windy at times, with winds from the northeast between 10 and 20 mph. Some higher gusts are possible.

On and off rain and the potential for storms will continue into Wednesday and Thursday. Again, the rain could be heavy here and there, which could cause some flooding. Otherwise, we'll see mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the mid and upper 70s. It will be windy, with winds from the northeast between 10 and 20 mph, with higher gusts.

Rain chances will diminish by Friday into the weekend. Highs will climb into the mid 80s by Friday and Saturday. We'll cool into the mid 70s by Sunday.

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers/Storms (60%). Windy. Lows in the low 70s. Winds: NE 10-20 mph, gusts to 25.

Wednesday: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers/Storms (80%). Windy. Highs in the mid 70s. Winds: NE 10-20 mph, gusts to 25.

Thursday: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers/Storms (40%). Windy. Highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s. Winds: NE 10-20 mph, gusts to 25 mph.

 

Weather & Health for Wednesday 

Pollen: Low (Ragweed)

UV Index: Low to Moderate

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

 

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Karl is centered about 480 miles ENE of the Leeward Islands and moving west at 14 mph. A west-northwest to northwest motion at a slightly increased forward speed is expected through Thursday. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles to the north of the center.

Tropical Storm Lisa has strengthened a little more over the open waters of the Atlantic. Lisa is about 465 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands and moving NW at 12 mph. The general motion is expected to continue through Thursday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is forecast through Wednesday, with steady weakening expected to begin on Thursday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center.

 

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Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1997 F3 Tornado: Northampton Co, NC

 

 

Dominic Brown
First Warning Meteorologist
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