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First Warning Storm Team: Wind chills will be near zero Sunday morning

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Posted at 11:43 AM, Feb 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-13 11:43:13-05

Tracking dangerously cold weather this weekend….After snow blanketed the region yesterday, we’re now turning our attention to some dangerously cold weather that will settle in for the weekend.

As we go through this Saturday, high temperatures will only climb into the lower 30s. But because of strong, gusty winds from the northwest, it will feel like the teens and 20s. We’ll see plenty of sunshine today. Tonight, under mostly clear skies, low temperatures will drop into the teens.

Getting started on our Sunday, temperatures will be in the teens, but because of the winds, wind chill values will be near zero! Please start thinking ahead for your pets and if you have to spend a great deal of time outdoors Sunday morning. By the afternoon, highs will only climb into the upper 20s. Now, most of the day will be dry, but we’ll likely see an increase in clouds Sunday evening in advance of our next weather maker.

We’re tracking an area of low pressure that will slide toward the area late Sunday night into Monday. Temperatures will be below freezing Monday morning. So as this system moves in, there will be a chance of snow for parts of the area first. Then, as temperatures begin to rise through Monday morning and afternoon, the snow will transition to rain.  There will likely be some dangerous conditions on the roads early Monday, so keep that in mind. High temperatures will rise into the mid and upper 40s Monday. Rain will continue through Tuesday with highs in the mid 50s.

Today: Mostly Sunny. Bitterly Cold & Windy. High temperatures in the lower 30s. Winds: NW 15-25 mph, G35.

Tonight: Mostly Clear. Bitterly Cold & Windy. Low temperatures in the teens. Winds: NW 15-25 mph, with higher gusts.

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy. Bitterly Cold. Not as Windy. High temperatures in the upper 20s. Winds: NW 10-20 mph.

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1966 F2, F0 Tornadoes Greensville Co

2014 Snow: 4-6″ Richmond west to Fluvanna, 2-4″ Tidewater, Pennisula areas.

Dominic Brown

First Warning Meteorologist

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