First Warning Forecast: Tracking strong storms today, then more storms for part of the weekend

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Tracking strong storms today, then more storms for part of the weekend….As we move through our Friday evening, stay weather aware. We are tracking a strong cold front that will sweep through the area. This front will produce scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of those storms could be strong to severe, with heavy rain, gusty winds and hail. We’ll keep a close eye on this system for you. Otherwise, as the front pushes offshore tonight, the threat for severe weather will lessen, and our skies will gradually clear. Overnight lows will be in the lower 60s.

On Saturday, some of us may wake up to some patchy fog. Otherwise, as we go through much of the day, we'll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. High temperatures will climb into the upper 70s and lower 80s. By Saturday evening, another cold front will move in from the northwest, which will push scattered showers and thunderstorms into the area. Some heavy rain is possible. Skies will clear Saturday night with overnight lows in the 50s.

By Sunday, we're expecting a lot of sunshine. High temperatures, though, won't be quite as warm. We'll see highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s.  The 60s will stick around into Monday. Then, we'll see a nice warm up through the end of the end of the week with highs in the 70s. Showers and storms are also in the forecast.

Friday Night: Partly Cloudy. Isolated Shower/Storm (20%). Low temperatures in the lower 60s. Winds: W 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Partly Cloudy. PM Showers and Storms (40%). High temperatures in the upper 70s and lower 80s. Winds: W/SW 5-15

Sunday: Mostly Sunny. A Little Cooler. High temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Winds: W 10-15 mph.


Weather & Health for Saturday

Pollen: Moderate to High (Grasses, Oak, Mulberry)

UV Index: High to Very High

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Moderate to High


Friday in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1990 F0 Tornado: Northampton Co, NC

2002 F1, F0 Tornado Worcester, F1 Tornado Somerset Co


Dominic Brown
First Warning Meteorologist
WTKR-TV News 3
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