New Kent County's forecasted weather and potential threats for the coming weekend into early next week include:
Showers and thunderstorms will impact the area Friday afternoon and evening. Strong to severe storms and localized flooding will be possible.
Localized damaging wind gusts and an isolated tornado will be the main threats with the strongest storms.
Dry weather returns Saturday through the weekend with a warming trend into the first of next week.
Marine Weather - Small Craft Advisory conditions will return to the ocean and Currituck Sound Friday afternoon/night. South winds 20-25 knots. It's National Safe Boating Week. Stay safe this holiday weekend while boating and check out this boating safety & education information.
Due to a manufacturer shortage of certain meter supplies, Public Utilities will no longer accept application & payment for irrigation meter & meter box installations ($1000). If you would like to add your name to a waiting list and be called when they are available, please call the Public Utilities Office at 804-966-9678 or 804-966-9676, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is effective immediately and until further notice.
Bear sightings over the past week
The New Kent Sheriff's Office recently reported that they had been made aware of several bear sightings in the Oaks neighborhood over the past week. The Department of Wildlife Resources is aware and monitoring the situation. The bear is most likely just looking for food and is mostly seen at night. They strongly encouraged the following deterrent measures over the next couple weeks:
1. Put all trash cans and recycling bins away in your garage.
2. Take down any bird or squirrel feeders that you may have out.
3. Put away any grills that may have a food smell emanating from them.
The Sheriff's Office will continue to monitor this situation with The Department of Wildlife Resources.