Thursday’s First Warning Forecast: A few showers, still very warm
Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast
Warm again today, but not for long… A front will linger over the region today keeping a mixture of clouds, a few showers, and a temperature split. We will warm into the 70s south of the front but stay in the 60s and 50s to the north of the front. Clouds will continue to clear out tonight with lows returning to the 50s and 60s. Winds will also start to pick up tonight.
Friday will be the last day of our warm stretch. Highs will reach the low 70s by midday Friday, then temperatures will take a tumble. A cold front will move through tomorrow, bringing in clouds, a few showers, and colder air. Temperatures will start to fall Friday afternoon and will drop into the low 30s by Saturday morning. It will be windy tomorrow SW to NW at 10 to 15 and gusts to 25 mph.
It’s back to February reality this weekend. Highs will only reach the low 40s on Saturday, a 30 degree cool down. Expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies this weekend with slim rain chances. Highs will reach the mid to upper 40s Sunday, closer to normal.
We will warm into the 50s next week but it will be soggy. Expect mostly cloudy skies and rain Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Today: Mix of Clouds, AM Showers. Highs in the mid 70s. Winds: SW 5-15
Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Winds: S/SW 5-15
Tomorrow: Mix of Clouds, Scattered Showers, Windy. Highs in the low 70s. Winds: SW/NW 10-15G25
Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1936 Winter Storm: 12.6″ Richmond
1997 Winter Storm: 2-3″ snow East Central Virginia, 4-5″ snow Central Virginia
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