Tuesday’s First Warning Forecast: Rain and storms

Posted at 5:18 AM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 06:23:42-05

Rain and storms… Heavy rain and a chance for strong to severe storms today. Expect most of the rain and storms during the mid-morning to midday hours as a cold front moves in. Rain will taper off this afternoon and skies will begin to clear late this afternoon to early evening. It will be warm but very windy today. Highs will reach near 60 this afternoon with winds from the SE to SW at 15 to 25 mph. Higher gusts are possible within storms.

Latest closings and delays

A small and quick moving area of low pressure will move through on Wednesday, bringing us a few extra clouds and an isolated shower. Highs will slip back to near 50 tomorrow and into the 40s for Thursday. Expect plenty of sunshine for the end of the workweek.

Today: Mostly Cloudy, Rain(90%), Possible Storms, Windy. Highs near 60. Winds: SE/SW 15-25

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Winds: W/N 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, Isolated Showers(20%). Highs near 50. Winds: N 5-10

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

February 16th

1996 Winter Weather: Coastal Flooding, High winds Southeast Virginia, Eastern Coastal Virginia

2003 President's Day Weekend Storm: 7-12" snow Central, East Central VA; Snow & Ice along coast

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