First Warning Forecast: Much cooler temperatures heading into the weekend

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If you’ve been waiting for the sweater weather, it’s almost here! We’re tracking a big drop in temperatures.

A cold front will give way to a few scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm. A few showers will likely linger overnight into early Saturday morning. Then, as we go through the day, our skies will gradually clear, giving way to sunshine and cooler temperatures. In fact, highs will be in the low and mid 60s.

Our winds will pick up tonight from the northwest between 15 and 25 mph, with gusts to 30 mph. Those gusty winds will continue into Saturday from the northwest between 15 and 25 mph, with gusts to 25 mph.

Our winds will start to settle down a bit by Sunday. Still, it be a bit cool. Highs will be in the mid 60s. We’ll see mostly sunny skies.  By Monday, highs will climb back into the 70s.

We’re also keeping a close eye on a non-tropical area of low pressure centered about 400 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. It is expected to move toward the north-northeast. The system still has low chance of developing into a named storm as it moves northward and merges with a cold front. Regardless, the system will likely produce a high risk of rip currents and high surf for all area beaches in Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina for the weekend.

 

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Chance of Showers (40%). Windy. Low temperatures in the mid 60s. Winds: NW 15-25 mph, gusts to 30 mph.

Tomorrow: AM Shower Possible (20%). Then, becoming sunny. High temperatures in the low and mid 60s. Winds: NW 15-20 mph, gusts to 25-30 mph

 

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: Moderate

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: High


Tropical Update

A non-tropical area of low pressure centered about 400 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, is expected to move toward the north-northeast. The upper-level winds are limiting the opportunity for this system to become subtropical or a tropical cyclone. This low is expected to merge with a large frontal system tonight or early Saturday.

Formation chance through 48 hours…low…30 percent

Formation chance through 5 days…low…30 percent

 

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April Loveland
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