Closings & Delays

First Warning Forecast: Windy with a little tidal flooding but a whole lot of sun


***Flood Warning remains in effect for most of the viewing area today.***

***Flood Warning remains in effect for the Blackwater River above Franklin until late Thursday. Moderate flooding is occurring.***

***Flood Warning remains in effect for the Cashie River in Bertie County until Thursday evening. Major flooding is occurring.***

Windy with a little tidal flooding but a whole lot of sun….Thank goodness Matthew is moving farther out to sea as a cold front helps guides it away from the area. This setup will allow us to dry out a bit. However, our winds will continue to be a bit windy from the north, which could lead to some nuisance tidal flooding. High tide at Sewells Point is around 5 pm this evening. Otherwise, expect mostly sunny skies. We’ll be dry today with highs in the mid 60s. Tonight, we’ll see mostly clear skies. It will be breezy and cool with overnight low temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s.

On Tuesday, we’ll see more sunshine with a few clouds. No rain is expected. Highs will be in the upper 60s. Winds will be a bit breezy at times from the northeast, but right now, tidal flooding shouldn’t be a concern. Highs will climb into the low and mid 70s by Wednesday and Thursday. Highs will cool into the 60s by the end of the week into next weekend.


Columbus Day: Mostly Sunny and Mild. Windy. High temperatures in the mid 60s. Winds: N 10-20 mph, gusts to 25-30 mph.

Tonight: Mostly Clear and Cool. Breezy. Low temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Winds: N 10-20 mph.

Tomorrow: Sun and Clouds. Mild. High temperatures in the upper 60s. Winds: NE 10-15 mph.


Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 5 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High


Tropical Update

11:00 AM AST Mon Oct 10
Location: 25.7°N 65.2°W
Moving: N at 6 mph
Min pressure: 992 mb
Max sustained: 60 mph

Tropical Storm Nicole is slowly strengthening and is forecast to become a hurricane on Tuesday. Nicole is located about 455 miles south of Bermuda and is moving north at 6  mph. The storm is expected to turn toward the north-northwest tonight, followed by a turn toward the northwest on Tuesday.   Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles from the center.



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Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1903 Hurricane: 74 mph winds Cape Henry, 9′ tides above normal


Dominic Brown
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