Friday’s First Warning Forecast: Sunny and warming up
Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast
***A Flood Warning is in effect for the Nottoway River at Sebrell in Southampton County until Friday afternoon. Minor flooding is occurring.
***A Flood Warning is in effect for the Roanoke River near Scotland Neck and near Roanoke Rapids in Northampton county. Minor flooding is expected.
Another nice day… We will see mostly sunny skies again today with high temperatures in the mid 80s, about 5 degrees warmer than yesterday. Winds will pick up a bit today, south at 5 to 15 mph. Lows will only fall into the upper 60s tonight with a few clouds.
Rain will return this weekend but it will not be a wash out. Highs will warm into the mid to upper 80s Saturday, about 10 degrees above normal. We will start with sunshine in the morning but clouds will build through the day. Scattered showers/storms are possible by Saturday afternoon/evening. Expect a mix of partly to mostly cloudy skies Sunday with scattered showers and storms. Highs will return to the mid and upper 80s.
Rain chances will increase for Memorial Day. Expect mostly cloudy skies on Monday with more showers and storms. Highs will drop to near 80. Rain chances will continue through early next week as an area of low pressure lingers over the Southeast. Highs will remain in the low 80s.
Today: Mostly Sunny, Warmer. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: S 5-15
Tonight: A Few Clouds. Lows in the upper 60s. Winds: S 5-10
Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, PM Scattered Showers/Storms (30%). Highs in the mid to upper 80s. Winds: SW 5-15
Weather & Health
Pollen: Moderate (Oak, Grasses, Hickory)
UV Index: 8 (Very High)
Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)
Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
2004 F1 Tornado: Lancaster Co
Subtropical Storm Alberto forms over the northwestern Caribbean Sea. Alberto is centered about 55 miles south of Cozumel, Mexico and moving NNE at 6 mph. A general slow motion toward the north is expected through the weekend, followed by a northwest turn by Monday. On the forecast track, Alberto is expected to pass near the eastern coast of the Yucatan peninsula tonight, be near the western tip of Cuba Saturday morning, emerge over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by Saturday night, and approach the central Gulf Coast on Monday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast for the next 72 hours. Winds of 40 mph extend outward up to 115 miles from the center.
10:00 AM CDT Fri May 25
Location: 19.7°N 86.8°W
Moving: NNE at 6 mph
Min pressure: 1005 mb
Max sustained: 40 mph
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