First Warning Forecast: Areas of patchy fog overnight, widely scattered showers Friday

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***A River Flood Warning is in effect for the Cashie River near Windsor in Bertie County.  Major flooding is occurring. The river will continue to fall below flood stage by Sunday afternoon.***

The First Warning Storm Team is tracking patchy fog overnight and Friday morning.

Mostly dry conditions as we head into the overnight hours. The main concern will be areas of patchy fog, so exercise caution as you travel tonight and tomorrow. Low temperatures in the lower 70s.

On Friday, the front will start to show a little movement. However, we’ll still see a good deal of clouds and a few widely scattered showers. High temperatures will be in the lower 80s.

This weekend looks a little drier. We’re emphasizing the word “little” because some of our forecast models are hinting at a little moisture trickling in as a cold front sweeps in from the north. For now, we’ll call rain chances at 20 percent for the weekend. Otherwise, expect partly cloudy skies on Saturday with highs in the lower 80s. On Sunday, we’ll see clouds and sun with highs in the mid 70s.  Next week, highs will stay in the mid and upper 70s.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers (25%), Breezy. Highs in the low 80s. Winds: NE 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Clouds and sun. Isolated showers possible (20%). Breezy. Highs in the low 80s. Winds: N 5-10 mph.

 

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low-Moderate (Ragweed)

UV Index: 5 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

 

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Karl is centered about 370 miles S of Bermuda and moving NW at 16 mph. This motion is expected to continue, with a turn toward the north expected tonight or Friday. Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Karl could become a hurricane on Saturday.

Tropical Storm Lisa is weakening over the eastern Atlantic. The TS is about 820 miles WNW of the Cabo Verde Islands and moving NW at 9 mph. This motion is expected to continue during the next 48 hours. Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 mph with higher gusts. Lisa is expected to weaken to a tropical depression on Saturday.

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April Loveland

First Warning Meteorologist

WTKR-TV News 3

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