Monday’s First Warning Forecast: Developing tropical system will bring rain, wind, and flooding
Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast
***Tropical Storm Warning for Dare County***
***Flash Flood Watch for Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Currituck, Camden, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chowan, Gates, Hertford, and Bertie through Tuesday evening***
***High Wind Watch for Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Currituck, Camden, Pasquotank, and Perquimans from Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon***
Widespread rain, strong winds, and flooding… A developing tropical system will move up the Carolina coast tomorrow. We will see mostly cloudy skies today with a little sunshine mixing in this morning. Rain chances will be low through midday but will increase this evening. Expect scattered showers building in from south to north this evening and tonight. Highs today will only reach the upper 70s. Winds will ramp up today with gusts to near 35 mph this afternoon.
Rain will become more widespread overnight and for most of the day Tuesday. Most of Hampton Roads will see 2” to 4” of rainfall, with 4” to 6” possible in NC NE and the Outer Banks. Rain will taper off Tuesday night into early Wednesday. Winds will continue to ramp up tomorrow with gusts to 55 mph possible. The strong NE winds will trigger minor to moderate tidal flooding on Tuesday. It will also kick up rough surf and a high risk for rip currents.
Rain will move out, skies will clear, and winds will relax on Wednesday.
Today: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered PM Showers (30%), Windy. Highs in the upper 70s. Winds: NE 15-25G35
Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Rain (50%), Windy. Lows in the low 70s. Winds: NE 15-25G35
Tomorrow: Cloudy, Widespread Rain (80%), Windy. Highs in the mid 70s. Winds: NE/N 25-35G55
Weather & Health
Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed, Grasses)
UV Index: 7 (High)
Air Quality: Good (Code Green)
A developing tropical system continues to linger off of the Georgia and South Carolina coasts. On the forecast track the system will move over or near the coast of South Carolina today and move along the North Carolina Outer Banks on Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the disturbance will likely become a tropical depression or a tropical storm later today or Tuesday. An Air Force plane will check the disturbance later today.
11:00 AM EDT Mon Aug 28
Location: 31.4°N 80.3°W
Moving: NNE at 9 mph
Min pressure: 1007 mb
Max sustained: 35 mph
Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
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