Patrick’s First Warning Forecast: From snow to 60s and storms!

Posted at 3:46 PM, Feb 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-15 15:46:08-05

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey’s First Warning Forecast

Most of the snow that we received early Monday morning is melting away as temperatures warm up and rain continues to fall.

That warming trend will continue overnight Monday and into Tuesday as a warm front crosses the region. It will be significantly warmer when you wake up on Tuesday morning than when you go to bed tonight.

But that warm front will be quickly followed by a cold front. The clash of those two air masses brings us the threat for some storms on Tuesday. While our threat for severe weather is small, some flooding rain showers are a possibility. And damaging winds or an isolated tornado are not out of the question, but not likely.

Before that cold front gets here, we will see high temperatures climb into the upper 50s and low-to-mid 60s on Tuesday.

We are not expecting a dramatic drop in temperatures behind that cold front, more of a gentle decline. Expect highs in the lower 50s on Wednesday with a mixture of clouds and sunshine. And we will be back down into the low-to-mid 40s on Thursday, despite plenty of sunshine.

And then we are in for a warming trend just in time for the weekend. On Friday we will be back to around 50 degree with lots of sunshine, and warming well into the 60s on Saturday and Sunday.

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
2003 President’s Day Weekend Storm: 7-12″ snow Central, East Central VA; Snow & Ice along coast

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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