First Warning Storm Team: Strong to severe thunderstorms, then dry, cool and windy

Posted at 5:12 PM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 17:12:15-05

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Strong to severe thunderstorms, then dry, cool and windy….One line of strong storms has moved through the area. But the First Warning Storm Team is keeping an eye on another strong line that will move through this evening with a cold front. This weather system has had a history of producing quite a bit of severe weather today, and as the front moves through our area, the threat for severe weather will likely continue this evening and tonight. Storms that develop will have the potential to produce heavy rain and strong, damaging winds. Isolated tornadoes are also possible.

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Once the front moves offshore later tonight, the threat for severe weather will diminish, giving way to gradual clearing. Low  temperatures will be in the 50s. Winds will be very breezy tonight, from the south at 20 to 30 mph, with higher gusts.

On Thursday, most areas will be dry under a mix of sun and clouds. High temperatures will be in the mid and upper 50s. The winds will continue to be breezy from the west-southwest and 20 to 25 mph. On Friday, we’re expecting mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 40s. We’ll start the weekend with highs in the 40s, but by Sunday, highs will climb into the upper 50s. We’re expecting plenty of sun through your weekend.

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Rain and T’storms (70%). Windy. Low temperatures in the lower 50s. Winds: S 20-30 mph, with higher gusts.

Thursday: Sun and Clouds.  High temperatures in the mid and upper 50s. Winds: W/SW 20-25 mph.

Friday: Mostly Sunny and Cool. High temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Winds: NW 10-15 mph.

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

2005 Winter Weather 1-4″ Snow throughout AKQ area

2012 Hail, Isolated Tornado & Wind Damage Richmond, Peninsula Region and Lower Eastern Shore.

Dominic Brown

First Warning Meteorologist

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