First Warning Forecast: Rain Tuesday, but some snow may be on the way

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Tracking a soggy start to 2017….Keep your rain gear handy. We’re tracking a messy start to the year.

As we move through our Monday night, some of us will have to dodge some light rain and drizzle and areas of dense fog here and there as a front remains stalled across the area.  Otherwise, expect cloudy skies and damp conditions. Low temperatures will be in the upper 40s.

On Tuesday, more rain is in the forecast as an area of low pressure passes through the area. Some of the rain could be heavy at times. An isolated thunderstorm is also possible. Best chances for rain will arrive by mid-morning through mid-afternoon. Otherwise, we’ll cloudy skies.  Highs will be in the lower 60s.

The rain will clear the coast by Wednesday, giving way to partly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the lower 60s. Then, much colder air moves in with a strong cold front by Thursday and Friday. Highs will be in the lower 40s on both days. We are watching a chance for a rain/snow mix Thursday night into Friday morning. As of now, moisture looks limited but still worth keeping an eye on.  By the weekend, we may see another chance of snow, mainly on Saturday.

 

Tonight: Cloudy Skies. Scattered Showers (30-40%). Areas of Drizzle and Dense Fog. Lows in the upper 40s. Winds: NW 5-10 mph.

Tuesday: Cloudy Skies. Rain (90%). Isolated Thunderstorm. Highs in the low 60s. Winds: W/S 5-15 mph.

Wednesday: Clouds and Sun. Mild. Highs in the mid 60s. Winds: W 5-10 mph.

 

 

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1962 Winter Storm: 4.9″ snow – Richmond

2002 Winter Storm: 8-12″ snow Southeast VA, 5-8″ snow Central VA

 

 

Dominic Brown
First Warning Meteorologist
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