Friday’s First Warning Forecast: Rain and storms to end the week

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Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Rain again… Another round of rain will build in today as an area of low pressure moves across the Southeast. Expect scattered showers early this afternoon, becoming more widespread by this evening. Heavy downpours and a stray thunderstorm are possible. Highs will return to the low 50s today, a few degrees above normal. Widespread rain will continue tonight with heavy downpours and possible storms. Many areas will see 0.5” to 1” of rainfall in the next 24 hours. Temperatures tonight will only fall into the upper 40s.


Most of the rain will move out early Saturday morning, before sunrise. A few leftover scattered showers and mix of clouds will linger through midday. Highs will warm to near 60 on Saturday but it will be windy. Expect a SW to NW wind at 10 to 20 mph.


Sunday will be the pick of the weekend! We will see mostly sunny skies with highs near 60 and light winds. Temperatures will bounce between the 50s and 60s for the first half of next week with a mix of sun and clouds and lower rain chances.


Today: Mostly Cloudy, Rain (90%). Highs in the low 50s. Winds: SE 5-10

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Rain (90%). Lows in the upper 40s. Winds: SE/SW 5-15

Tomorrow: Clearing Skies, Showers (30%), Windy. Highs near 60. Winds: SW/W 10-20


Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

January 4th

1980 Winter Storm: 14.9″ snow – Richmond

2018 Winter Storm: 4-11” snow – Richmond to Hampton Roads



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