Friday’s First Warning Forecast: Much warmer today, cold rain this weekend

Friday’s First Warning Forecast: Much warmer today, cold rain this weekend
Posted at 5:22 AM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 11:36:10-05

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Warm today but tracking cold rain this weekend… We will warm into the upper 60s to near 70 today, almost 20 degrees above normal for this time of year. Expect a mix of sun and clouds today; sunshine through midday, with clouds returning this afternoon and evening. Rain will move in overnight to Saturday morning as a cold front moves through.

The cold front will bring in a major cool down. Temperatures will fall into the mid 40s by Saturday morning, a 25 degree drop. Temperatures will continue to fall into the low 40s through the day. Expect cloudy skies and widespread rain Saturday morning. Rain will move out through the afternoon and clouds will start to clear Saturday night.

We will see some sunshine Sunday morning, but clouds will build in and rain will return by the late afternoon and evening. Highs will only return to the mid and upper 40s on Sunday.

Next week will be a soggy and seasonal stretch. Highs will linger in the 40s and 50s most of next week, near normal for this time of year. We will see several rounds of rain move through back to back.

Today: Mix of Clouds, Stray Shower, Warmer, Breezy. Highs near 70. Winds: SW 10-15G25

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Winds: SW/NW 5-15

Tomorrow: Cloudy, Rain, Breezy, Cooler. Highs in the mid 40s. Winds: N 10-15

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

February 15th

2003 President’s Day Weekend Storm: 7-12″ snow Central, East Central VA

2016 Snow: 3-6” south-central VA

2017 EF1 Tornado Brunswick Co

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