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First Warning Forecast: Sunny and warm, then showers and storms

OLD FWW

Sunny and warm, then showers and storms….Our streak of sunny weather is about to come to an end, at least for a brief period of time. We’re tracking a chance of showers and storms as we wrap up the work week.

On Thursday, though, we’ll start the day with sun, but gradually we’ll see a few more clouds building in, all ahead of a cold front moving in from the west. While a couple of isolated evening showers are possible, a lot of us will be dry Thursday. High temperatures will be in the mid 70s.

The cold front will move in on Friday. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly by afternoon and evening. High temperatures will be in the upper 70s.

A few showers could linger into early Saturday morning as the front slides offshore, but the bulk of the weekend will be dry. High temperatures will be in the mid 60s on Saturday. Temps will climb into the upper 60s by Sunday.

 

Tonight: Mostly Clear and Chilly. Low temperatures in the mid and upper 40s. Winds: E/SE 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Partly Cloudy and Warm. Isolated PM Showers (20%). High temperatures in the mid 70s. Winds: SE/S 10-15 mph.

Friday: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers and Storms (50%). High temperatures in the upper 70s. Winds: SW 10-20 mph.

 

Weather & Health for Thursday

Pollen: Medium to High (Oak, Maple, Alder)

UV Index: 8 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Moderate

 

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1991 Heavy Rain: 5.86″ Norfolk

2008 Tornado EF0: Hanover Co, New Kent Co, King William Co. Thunderstorm Damage Caroline Co. Tornado EF0: Bertie Co, NC

2009 Hail, Thunderstorm Wind Damage, Funnel Clouds. Area from Cumberland & Amelia east across Chesterfield, Prince George & Hopewell. Additional reports Essex, Middlesex Counties.

 

Dominic Brown
First Warning Meteorologist
WTKR-TV NewsChannel 3
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