First Warning Forecast: More storms are on the way, bringing heavy rain and gusty winds

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More storms are on the way….We’re not expecting a lot of rain for our Thursday evening. But rain chances will be going back up as a cold front moves in Friday. But first, tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies. An isolated shower or storm is possible, but most of us won’t see rain. Some areas of fog are possible. Overnight lows will be in the lower 60s.

On Friday, we’ll likely start the day dry. In fact, some of us might see some sunshine between the clouds. But increasing clouds will be the rule by late morning into the afternoon as a cold front moves in from the west. We’ll likely see scattered showers and thunderstorms Friday afternoon and evening. Some storms could be strong to severe. Heavy rain, gusty winds and hail will be the primary threats. We’ll keep a close eye on the forecast for you. High temperatures will be in the upper 70s.

Another cold front will move in Saturday evening, giving way to a few scattered showers and thunderstorms. The entire weekend will not be a washout though. In fact, we’re expecting sunshine Sunday. High temperatures will be in the upper 70s and lower 80s Saturday ahead of the front. By Sunday, behind the front, highs will drop into the upper 60s.


Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Isolated Showers (20%). Low temperatures in the low 60s. Winds: E/SE 5-10 mph.

Friday: Partly to Mostly Cloudy. Scattered PM Showers/Storms (80%). High temperatures in the upper 70s. Winds: W/SW 10-15 mph.

Saturday: Sun and Clouds. A Few PM Showers/Storms (40%). High temperatures in the upper 70s and lower 80s. Winds: NW-SW 10-15 mph.


Weather & Health for Friday

Pollen: Moderate (Oak, Birch, Poplar)

UV Index: 7 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Moderate-High


Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1974 F2 Tornado: Nottoway Co

2008 High Wind Warning all SE VA Coast. Coastal Flooding MD, VA coast.



Dominic Brown
First Warning Meteorologist
WTKR-TV News 3
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