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NWS forecasts rain and wind

Published 12:29pm Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hurricane Sandy will continue to affect the weather in the four counties of the Roanoke-Chowan area.

Listed below is the National Weather Service’s forecast for the next 72 hours:

Sunday: Rain could be heavy at times. High near 62. Breezy, with a north wind 20 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday night: The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 53. Windy, with a northwest wind 23 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday: A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 55. Windy, with a northwest wind 25 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 47 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloud, with a low around 42. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy with a high near 51. Breezy with a southwest wind 20 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday: Partly sunny with a high near 54.

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